Kilkeeran High Crosses

Map Reference: S422273 (2422, 1273)

There are two complete crosses here and two fragments. They are similar in style to the crosses at Ahenny, Co Tipperary. The west cross has some damage to the ring and the decoration is greatly weathered.

The flat surfaces are covered with interlacing and spiral patterns. The edges have twisted rope decoration. The cross has a conical cap. The east face of the base has a panel featuring eight horsemen. Unfortunately a modern railed grave enclosure has been erected very close to this cross and makes examination of the carving very difficult.

The rest of the base is covered with interlacing. Beside it is part of the shaft of another decorated cross.

A short distance away a third cross stands on a circular base. It has lost its ring and most of its arms. A fourth cross is similar in shape to the west cross but has no decoration.

At the east end of the graveyard there are two bullaun stones and a holy well.

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 Carndonagh, Co Donegal Donaghmore, Co Down Boho, Co Fermanagh Galloon, Co Fermanagh Tuam, Co Galway Castledermott, Co Kildare Moone, Co Kildare 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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