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Saggart Graveyard

Recently passing through the small village of Saggart I decided to stop at the graveyard as it is supposed to contain a number of interesting monuments and has a nice history to it. Found down the laneway adjacent the current … Continue reading

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Moone High Cross

I eventually had the chance to head down to Moone for a wander,  where the famous 7th century High cross stands within the ruins of an old medieval abbey of the same name. The name Moone is said to come … Continue reading

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Castledermot South High Cross

  Moving on to the South high cross again constructed from granite in the 9th century is by far a more visually pleasing Cross although it lacks the amount of detail contained on its neighbor  The Head also contains a crucifixion scene … Continue reading

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Castledermot High Cross (North)

Moving on to the North High Cross, built from granite in the 9th century it is truly a remarkable cross and whilst it is not as well made as its neighbour to the south it is far more interesting with many … Continue reading

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Old Kilcullen High Cross & Round Tower

After getting side tracked en route I finally arriving at my original destination, the site of the old monastery at old situated just off the N78 at old Kilcullen.Old Kilcullen, formerly Kilcullen (Cill Chuilinn, “the Church of the Holly” in … Continue reading

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