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Celtic Crosses

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Celtic Crosses profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Clonmacnoise
    County Offaly, Ireland
    The extensive ruins include a cathedral, castle, round tower, numerous churches, two important high crosses, and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs on display in the museum.
  • Iona Abbey
    Western Isles, Scotland
    The Irish missionary St. Columba established a monastery on the island of Iona in 563 AD, from which Celtic Christianity spread throughout Scotland. Today it hosts the ecumenical Iona Community.
  • Monasterboice
    County Louth, Ireland
    This ancient monastic site includes a large cemetery, two ruined churches, a tall round tower and two of the finest high crosses in Ireland.