Castlekeeran

Castlekeeran – Three High Crosses, Ogham Stone and Cross Slab

Castlekeeran - the West Cross
The West Cross

Castlekeeran - the South Cross
The South Cross

Castlekeeran - the North Cross
The North Cross

 Castlekeeran Ogham Stone
The Ogham Stone

 Castlekeeran Cross Slab
The Cross Slab

Ogham Stone 2
The Ogham Stone inscription reads COVAGNI MAQI MUCOLI LUGINI, translated as “Cuana son of the people of Luigni” (Wikipedia)

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross, Co Sligo, Ireland

Drumcliff High Cross
West face of the 9th-10th-century high cross at Drumcliff

Drumcliff High Cross

Drumcliff High Cross
Drumcliff High Cross with the shaft of another high cross and ruin of the round tower in the background

Inishmacsaint High Cross


Inishmacsaint High Cross – unknown date, possibly 12th century

Inishmacsaint High Cross

Small window in the ruined church beside the cross

Inishmacsaint High Cross

A monastery was founded by St Ninnid in the 6th century here

Inishmacsaint High Cross
Inishmacsaint Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Kells Monastic Site

Kells (Ceanannas Mór) monastery was founded in 554AD by St Columba (St Colmcille).
Kells High Cross
Kells High Cross – The East Cross,  east face

Kells High Cross and Round Tower
Kells High Cross and Round Tower

Kells High Round Tower
Kells Round Tower, 10th century

Kells High Cross - Cross of Patrick and Columba
Kells High Cross – The South Cross aka Cross of Patrick and Columba

Kells High Cross - The West Cross
Kells High Cross – The West Cross, west face

Kells the Market Cross
9th century Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, west face.

Kells the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – The Market Cross, east face

The base of the Market Cross
Kells High Cross – the base of the Market Cross

Spire doorway
Spire doorway. Kells Monastic Site, Co Meath, Ireland

Kilfenora High Crosses

Kilfenora High Cross
The North High Cross

Kilfenora High Cross
The west face of the Doorty Cross

Doorty Cross
The east face of the Doorty Cross

High Cross shaft fragment
High Cross shaft fragment

Bishops Head
Bishops Head above the entrance

Kilfenora Cathedral
Kilfenora Cathedral, The Burren, Co Clare Ireland

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses

Castledermot Round Tower and High Crosses, Co Kildare, Ireland
Castledermot Round Tower
Castledermot Round Tower and Romanesque arch of earlier church (reconstructed)

Castledermot Southern High Cross
South High Cross, West face

Castledermot Southern High Cross
South High Cross, East face

Castledermot Northern High Cross
North High Cross, East face

Castledermot Northern High Cross
North High Cross, West face

Holed cross stone
Holed cross stone (the swearing stone) – very weathered

Castledermot Viking Hog-back stone
Viking Hog-back stone with weathered diamond pattern on one side and crosses on the other

Castledermot Millstone
Medieval millstone in the graveyard

Duleek Abbey and High Crosses

St Mary's Abbey
St Mary’s Abbey, Duleek, Co Meath, Ireland

Duleek Abbey

Duleek Abbey
Parts of the ruin date from the 13th century

St Mary's Abbey, Duleek

St Mary's Abbey, Duleek
Bishop of Meath 1679-1688 effigy slab

St Mary's Abbey, Duleek
17th century decorated tomb

St Mary's Abbey, Duleek
15th century bell-tower

St Mary's Abbey, Duleek
The tower shows an imprint of a round tower

High Cross
The head and base of a 10th century High Cross (The south cross)

Duleek High Crosses
The north High Cross

Duleek Abbey and High Crosses

Tullaghan High Cross

Tullaghan High Cross
Tullaghan High Cross (east face) in the village of Tullaghan, Co Leitrim, Ireland

Tullaghan High Cross
The west face of the 9th-10th century medieval stone cross which was discovered on the shore of Donegal Bay in 1778 – it is thought to be part of a long lost monastery

Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement

South Cross, Temple Dowling and Temple Hurpan, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
South Cross, Temple Dowling and Temple Hurpan, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement, Co Offaly, Ireland

Cross of the Scriptures, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
Cross of the Scriptures (replica) and Cathedral, c.900, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

Round Tower, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
Round Tower, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

North Cross (replica), Temple Connor, Romanesque church and round tower, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
The North Cross (replica), Temple Connor, Romanesque church and round tower, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

South Cross and Temple Dowling, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
South Cross and Temple Dowling, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

Clonmacnoise monastic settlement
12th century Romanesque church and round tower, Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

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Clonmacnoise monastic settlement ruins

Clonmacnoise monastic settlement

cClonmacnoise monastic settlement

Saints Dominic, Patrick and Francis
Saints Dominic, Patrick and Francis above the north door of the cathedral

Drumcliff (Drumcliffe)

Drumcliff: Round Tower, High Cross, St Columba’s church and WB Yeats grave
Drumcliff Round Tower
Drumcliff Round Tower, Co. Sligo, Ireland (10th-century)

Drumcliff Round Tower

There is a megalithic tomb a short distance from the round tower across the Drumcliff River called Coolbeg Wedge Tomb

Drumcliff Round Tower

Drumcliff High Cross
East face of the 9th-10th-century high cross

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West face of the 9th-10th-century high cross at Drumcliff

Drumcliff Church
St Columba’s, Drumcliff – burial place of WB Yeats

Drumcliff Church doors
Doors of St Columba’s Church emblazoned with bronze swans

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of WB Yeats at Drumcliff

WB Yeats Grave
The grave of William Butler Yeats with Benbulben Mountain in the background

WB Yeats sculpture
Bronze and stone sculpture featuring the words of WB Yeats by sculptor Jackie McKenna.

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W B Yeats

Near the graveyard at St Columba’s, Drumcliff, Sligo, Ireland, the burial place of Yeats.

Monasterboice Monastic Settlement

Monasterboice High Cross and Round Tower
The Round Tower at Monasterboice, Co Louth, Ireland

Monasterboice, The Tall Cross or West Cross
The Tall Cross or West Cross – The east face

Monasterboice, The Tall Cross or West Cross
The Tall Cross or West Cross – The west face

Muiredach's High Cross
Muiredach’s High Cross – The east face and round tower

Muiredach's High Cross
Muiredach’s High Cross – The east face

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The east face with round tower

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The east face and sundial

Monasterboice, The North Cross
The North Cross – The west face

 

Clonca High Cross

Clonca High Cross
The 4 meter High Cross, Culdaff, Co Donegal, Ireland

cloncha-church-3
The ruins are of a 17 century church with a lintel from the earlier 12 century church

Clonca High Cross
Clonca (Cloncha) High Cross

Clonca High Cross

Errigal Keerogue Cross

Errigal Keeroge Cross
Errigal Keerogue Cross, Augher, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Errigal Keeroge Cross

Errigal Keeroge Cross
The ancient stone cross can be found in the graveyard beside the ruins of St Kieron’s Church.

Errigal Keeroge