S7892 : High cross, Moone, 1985

taken 35 years ago, near to Maoin, Timolin, Hill View, Broomfield Cross Roads and Portersize Cross Roads, Kildare, Ireland

High cross, Moone, 1985
High cross, Moone, 1985
In Moone, Co. Kildare stands the second tallest high cross in Ireland. The shape of which is [quite] unique, and consists of three parts; the upper part and base were discovered in the graveyard of the abbey in 1835 and re-erected as a complete cross, but in 1893 the middle section of the shaft was discovered and the cross was finally reconstructed to its original size. Now standing at 17.5 feet the cross has been erected inside the ruins of the medieval church. The theme of the cross is the help of God, how God came to their assistance in their hour of need, Daniel in the lions pit, the three children in the fiery furnace and the miracle of the loaves and fishes [are] amongst the scenes depicted. The monastery is believed to have been founded by St Palladius in the 5th century and dedicated to St Columcille in the 6th century, and the cross constructed from granite during the 10th Century LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 September, 1985   (more nearby)
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Monday, 6 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! S 789 926 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.7569N 6:49.4952W
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Irish: geotagged! S 789 926
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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