The Market Cross, Kells

Map Reference: N745757 (2745, 2757)

The Market Cross, which for 300 years stood at the centre of the town, now stands close to the eastern edge, at the junction of R163 and N3. It probably dates from the early 10th century and is richly decorated with biblical scenes.

These include the Fall of Man, the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and the Crucifixion. The artist was probably responsible for the Cross of the Scriptures, Clonmacnois, Durrow High Cross and Muiredach's Cross, Monasterboice.


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 Kilkeeran, Co Kilkenny Killamery, Co Kilkenny Kilree, Co Kilkenny Monasterboice, Co Louth Termonfeckin, Co Louth Duleek, Co Meath Kells, 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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