ME00294 - ROSS - Cross

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Situated at the crest of the E-facing slope of a knoll, and c. 25m W of a S-N road to Ross castle (ME008-001----), which is c. 750m to the N. Local lore, enshrined in a novel (Getty 1970), describes it as the burial place of a misfortunate pair of lovers. The cross is now in an overgrown clearance cairn (dims c. 5m E-W; c. 4m N-S; H 0.3m at S to 1m at N). The head of a limestone solid ring-cross (H 0.51m; span 0.6m; T 0.15m) with a subrectangular disc (dims 0.38m x 0.37m) and protruding arms (L 0.1m; Wth 0.17m) has chamfered edges. There is no mortice or tenon to connect it to the shaft (dims 0.24m x 0.15m; L 0.74m) that is protruding from the cairn. It has no inscription but is probably 17th century in date. The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 28 April, 2013

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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ROSS, Meath
53.7898, -7.29507

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