Ahenny Crosses

Map Reference: S413290 (2413, 1290)

At the monastic site of Kilclispin there are two fine crosses. They are similar in style to the nearby Kilkeerin crosses. They are both covered in interlacing and trumpet spirals.

The base of the north cross has figured scenes which include a funeral procession and a procession with a chariot. The figured scenes on the base of the south cross are greatly worn and may include Daniel in the Lion's Den and the Fall of Man. Both crosses have conical caps.

The type of decoration is very similar to that found in metalwork which may be dated to the 8th century. These may be some of the earliest High Crosses in Ireland.

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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 Kells Market Cross, Co Meath Killary, Co Meath Clones, Co Monaghan Clonmacnois, Co Offaly Durrow, Co Offaly Drumcliffe, Co Sligo Arboe, Co Tyrone Donaghmore, Co Tyrone

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