A fragment of a high cross (dims 0.26m x 0.13m; L 0.27m) that was in the outer face of the W wall of the S aisle has now been moved to the OPW depot in Trim for safe-keeping (Harbison 1998). It has a moulding at each angle and the larger panels have small mouldings. One larger face has an intricate design of circular interlace but the other large face is too damaged to identify the design. The narrower faces have looser simple interlace with two strands. The interlace is comparable with examples from St Patrick and Columba’s cross in Kells and the South cross in Clonmacnoise and a date in the second half of the ninth century is suggested.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 15 April, 2015
Amended: 2 July 2020Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage