i recently inherited a handmade Celtic cross made of matchsticks which is believed to have been made by one of my ancestors while in prison. there is an inscription on the bottom and i was hoping someone would be able to translate it for me. I think it says (excuse the spelling) “Oeanta ago . O. Mac Siolla Poil Bailestain An Currac”
Thank you very much for your quick responses, i really appreciate it. The information helps a lot. Here is a picture of the cross, all made with matchsticks and pieces of vinyl records. Very detailed so I assume he had a lot of time on his hands in Baile stáin.