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Maq Leog Stone, ogham stone

Period: Late Medieval

NGR Easting: 224540

NGR Northing: 470080

Description: This rounded granite boulder was found at Bemaken Friary (see also Manx Cross 004). Its precise findspot is unknown, but a local tradition reports that it was found in a field bank on the boundary between the Friary and the neighbouring farm of Ballaclague lying to the north-west.

The stone bears a simple ogham inscription which spells the name, ‘Macleog’, from which the modern Manx surname ‘Clague’ is derived.

The stone is now displayed at the Manx Museum.

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Site & Monument Type: findspot

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0011.40

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