January 21st, 2021
Clones High Cross is located in the Diamond (town square) of this market town. It is made up of two ancient crosses thought to date to around the tenth century and a more recent carved stone (nineteenth century) at the top.. The cross will have been relocated here from the abbey to the south of the settlement which still retains its round tower. This side shows the crucifixion in the centre of the wheel and below on the shaft: 'Daniel in the Lions' Den' , 'The Sacrifice of Isaac' and below that 'Adam and Eve'. North-west face of shaft bears 'The Adoration of the Magi', 'The Wedding at Cana' and 'The Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes'.
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West of Ireland and further afield with a little information about their history.