Mountrussell is in the Electoral Division of Ballymacshaneboy, in Civil Parish of Ballingaddy, in the Barony of Coshlea, in the County of Limerick
The Irish name for Mountrussell is Garraí an Phúca Mountrussell is on Logainm.ie: Mountrussell. The modern version is generally uncompounded; i.e. Mount Russell
Mount Russell Ogham Stone
These perpendicular stones bear inscriptions in the Irish Ogham alphabet, using notches and horizontal or diagonal lines to represent the sounds of the earliest recorded form of the Irish language, dating back to c.400 AD. They are inscribed with the names of prominent people and sometimes tribal affiliation or geographical areas. The specimen at Mount Russell was brought to light in 1908 and described by Henry Crawford in the following article -
Journal of the R.S.A.I.
'Lantern slide showing a map depicting the location of an ogham stone, Mountrussell, Co. Limerick. Originally labelled 'L2 40' and 'T. Mason, 5, Dame Street, Dublin.' ©europeana.eu
'Lantern slide showing a drawing of an ogham stone, Mountrussell, Co. Limerick. Originally labelled 'L2 28' and 'T. Mason, 5 Dame Street, Dublin', and titled 'Mountrussell No 4' ©europeana.eu
From duchas.ie (1937) [https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4922039/4921203/4949938?ChapterID=4922039]: "Long ago when the Russells lived at Mount Russell they had a big kitchen garden, and growing in it were all kinds of fruit. At the south side there was a big "Ogham" stone on the edges of the stone were a lot of lines both long and short. The stone was standing up to about fifty years ago. Bridget Carroll who lives near the stone tells the story that long ago there was a great chief buried there and the "Ogham" stone was put there to mark his grave. It was lying flat on the ground. When the Land Commission divided the land, Saunders who was the owner of the land came and took the stone away to his place near the Galtee mountains".
The Mount Russell Ogham stone is currently located at the entrance of Aherlow House Hotel -
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Mount Russell House