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Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, Co. Louth

The magnificent Muiredach’s cross at Monsterboice, Co. Louth. Standing at over over 5m tall, it represents one of the finest pieces of early medieval sculpture in Ireland. It is undoubtedly the work of a master stonemason (or team of stonemasons) and the art historian Roger Stalley has suggested that the same person may have also […]

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Market cross, High Street

Dublin’s Medieval High Cross

This image shows Dublin city’s lost medieval ‘High Cross’ as drawn by John Simons in 1784. The panels on the shaft contain scenes of the Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross and the Passion.  It formerly stood near the junction of High Street and Skinner’s Row (now Christchurch place). A market cross, its steps were used as a […]

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