Category: High Crosses

Kinnitty High Cross, County Offaly

Kinnitty Hight Cross

Tt took two attempts to find this one … Kinnitty High Cross. Driving to Birr, I saw the signs for Kinnitty and made a note. On the way home, I found myself on a local road; winding towards the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Once in… Continue Reading “Kinnitty High Cross, County Offaly”

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… Continue Reading “High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary”

High Crosses, Kilkieran, County Kilkenny

High crosses (sometimes referred to as standing crosses) are dated back to Irish and British origins. At Kilkieran, County Kilkenny, three of the earliest high crosses can be found. It is said that they date to the 9th century; two of them are ringed… Continue Reading “High Crosses, Kilkieran, County Kilkenny”

Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary

What is the saying? Something about never going to the sights in one’s backyard…. Cashel became our ‘home’ away from home for two weeks. Everywhere we looked, there were signs or photos of the Rock of Cashel. We had driven by it a couple… Continue Reading “Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary”

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