High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary

Ahenny’s high crosses are located on a monastic site called Kilclispeen. The two crosses, simply referred to as the North Cross and South Cross are beautiful. Both have ‘caps’ or ‘bishop mitres’, excellent Celtic knot work, and spiral patterns.

It is thought that high crosses were a place to meet for religious ceremonies; or it could be something a simple as a means to mark a land boundary.

Ahenny :: North Cross
Ahenny :: North Cross
Ahenny :: South Cross
Ahenny :: South Cross
Ahenny High Crosses :: Knots
Ahenny High Crosses :: Knots

Ahenny High Crosses :: Spirals
Ahenny High Crosses :: Spirals
Ahenny High Crosses :: Knotwork
Ahenny High Crosses :: Knotwork
Ahenny High Crosses :: Capstone
Ahenny High Crosses :: Capstone

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