Newtown Monasterboice Travel Guide

  • Celtic Cross at Monasterboice
    Celtic Cross at Monasterboice
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  • Inside Monasterboice, Ireland's cemetery.
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  • One of the Monasterboice Highcrosses
    One of the Monasterboice Highcrosses
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    One of the Monasterboice Highcrosses

    by Mauzl Written Nov 22, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This is one of the unusual high Celtic stone crosses of Monasterboice - the average hight of the "common" crosses is around 2 metres (give or take a bit ;o). This one is way above 2 m high...
    Darach & I are of average hight (I'm about 1.67 m) and we felt a little "dwarfed", if you know what I mean ;o)))

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    Christ, the Ruler of the World

    by Mauzl Updated Nov 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Christ is enthroned between St. Peter and St. Paul. He hands the keys to Peter on His right and a book to Paul.

    PS: Much of the information on this page was taken from Helen M. Roe, Monasterboice and its Monuments (County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, 1981).

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    by Mauzl Written Nov 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Two felines, one with a kitten, the other with a bird, sit in high relief before an inscription which is usually translated "a prayer for Muiredach for whom the cross was made [or who caused the cross to be erected]." The Muiredach in this inscription is generally thought to be the abbot who died in 922/23, thus giving the cross its name and the suggested dating (900-923).

    PS: Much of the information on this page was taken from Helen M. Roe, Monasterboice and its Monuments (County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, 1981).

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