I recently came across this painted stone between Naad and Banteer in North Cork, just before Lacka.
Resorting to the web did reveal a very interesting John O’Neill who died in 1838 and who arrived in America at the age of 18. But maybe that is just co-incidence.
If he was from Brosna, he might have travelled that road to Cork/Cobh. But then again he might not. On first glance, he does not appear to be in the book ‘The Story of Brosna’ but I will read more carefully to confirm.
Maybe it was just painted for fun to puzzle the passer-by like me.
If so, it succeeded.