Taghmon Cross

Map Reference: S918197 (2918, 1197)

St Fintan Munna founded a monastery at Taghmon at the end of the 7th century. He is said to have had 152 disciples and was visited by St Maedoc of Ferns. There was also a nunnery here before the coming of the Anglo-Normans. However it was derelict by 1330 and its lands assigned to St John's Priory, Wexford. The only traces of an early foundation are two portions of a High Cross. There is a large truncated pyramidal granite cross-base. This has sunken trapezoidal panels on the two short faces and one of the long faces. Within this larger panel is a cross in relief. It has expanded terminals to its arms. The head of the High Cross sites directly on the base. It has an unpierced ring and short, stumpy arms, only two of which are intact. There is a flat boss at the centre of each face and four such bosses at the terminals.

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