Carndonagh Cross

Map Reference: C466450 (2466, 4450)

A collection of Early Christian monuments has been re-erected at the edge of the town. The main structure is a sandstone cross. On one face is some interlacing forming a cross with a figure with outstretched hand surrounded by four other figures. On the other face is another figure and more interlacing. The cross may date from the 8th century.

Flanking the cross are two small pillars. One has the figure of a man with a sword and a shield, a bird, David and his harp, and a curvilnear motif.

The other pillar has a number of men, one with two bells.

The pillars may date from the 9th century.

In the graveyard behind the cross is a slab with two figure on either side of a marigold supported by a stem, and on the other side there is a Crucifixion.

For details of other Figured High Crosses click on the links below

Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare Kilfenora, Co Clare Killaloe, Co Clare Camus, Co Derry Donaghmore, Co Down Boho, Co Fermanagh Galloon, Co Fermanagh Tuam, Co Galway Castledermott, Co Kildare Moone, Co Kildare Kilkeeran, Co Kilkenny Killamery, Co Kilkenny Kilree, Co Kilkenny Monasterboice, Co Louth Termonfeckin, Co Louth Duleek, Co Meath Kells, Co Meath Kells Market Cross, Co Meath Killary, Co Meath Clones, Co Monaghan Clonmacnois, Co Offaly Durrow, Co Offaly Drumcliffe, Co Sligo Ahenny, Co Tipperary Arboe, Co Tyrone Donaghmore, Co Tyrone

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