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South Cross

The South Cross, standing about 12 feet (3.7m) high. It is thought to date from the early 9th century and its style is related to the Ahenny group of crosses. Most of the decoration is abstract, including interlacing designs, spirals and bosses. It also has a bas-relief Crucifixion scene, which unusually appears on the shaft rather than the cross-head.

Photo © Holly Hayes.