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MONASTERBOICE CEMETERY-ROUND TOWER....... | by STORMTROOPER123.....IRELAND...
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MONASTERBOICE CEMETERY-ROUND TOWER.......

The site includes the remains of two churches built in the 14th century or later and an earlier round tower, but it is most famous for its high crosses.

The round tower is about 28 metres tall, and is in very good condition. It was likely built shortly after 968 and damaged in a fire in 1098.The three high crosses date from the 10th century and form part of the scriptural group (showing biblical scenes).The 5.5-metre Muiredach's High Cross is regarded as the finest high cross in the whole of Ireland. It is named after an abbot, Muiredach mac Domhnaill, who died in 923 and features biblical carvings of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The North and West crosses are also notable examples of this kind of structure, but these have suffered much more from the effects of the weather. A copy of the main cross is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Taken on September 4, 2020