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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in 1reland, Around Dublin, Historic, Postcards, Religious | 1 comment

Postcard from Ireland: Monasterboice

 

North of Drogheda is the early Christian settlement of Monastboice. The round tower is 35m (114.9ft) high. This place is most famous for it’s 3 high crosses, with Muiredach’s High Cross the most intact and possibly the finest high cross in Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muiredach%27s_High_Cross

We stopped by one afternoon while in the area for a picnic in the carpark and a poke around the cemetery/monastic ruins. Luckily we had a fine day for it!Monasterboice

North of Drogheda is the early Christian settlement of Monastboice in County Louth. The round tower is 35m (114.9ft) high. This place is most famous for it’s 3 high crosses, with Muiredach’s High Cross the most intact and possibly the finest high cross in Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muiredach%27s_High_Cross

We stopped by one afternoon while in the area for a picnic in the carpark and a poke around the cemetery/monastic ruins. Luckily we had a fine day for it!

Wendy — Santee, California

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1 Comment

  1. What a spooky yet cute place. I would love to go!

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