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Kilkieran High Crosses

August 9, 2001
Near Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland

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The high crosses at Kilkieran (Crosa Chill Chiorain) were probably carved in the 9th century. They would have marked gathering places for the monks of the monastery. There are four crosses, however, we only found three. Nearby was St. Kieran's Holy Well.

There should be another cross with carvings on it similiar to the one shown in the middle photo.


Tall slender shaft, not typical of Irish high crosses

Extensive knotwork carvings on this one.

The remains of a shaft that had been used as a church door lintol
Kilkieran High Cross : Slender cross Kilkieran High Cross : Knotwork carvings Kilkieran High Cross : Shaft