Termonfeckin High Cross

Map Reference: O141804 (3141, 2804)

A monastery was founded here in 665 by St Fechin of Fore. The High Cross is the most noticeable remnant of an ealy foundation. It is a ring-headed sandstone cross with a church shaped finial and a plain hemispherical base.

The E face has a crucifixion surmounted by a winged figure and the W face has Christ in Glory. All faces of the shaft feature panels of interlacing and spiral ornament. The base is probably of fairly recent origin.

A short distance to the E of the cross is a small granite base of another cross. It tapers from a rectangular base to a circular top. Each side has a plain open panel framed by a double line in relief. Between this cross base and the High Cross is a small sandstone crucifixion slab.

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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 Kilkeeran, Co Kilkenny Killamery, Co Kilkenny Kilree, Co Kilkenny Monasterboice, 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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