Coughlanstown Cross

Ed Mooney Photography

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I went looking for this little cross a while ago and had passed it twice before finally finding it. Tucked away on the side of a small country road just outside Ballymore Eustace in Co. Kildare. Its about half a mile away from the old Coughlanstown churchyard, but as usual I had run out of time and needed to be heading home, with just enough time to grab a few shots of this interesting little cross. It is actually enclosed with wooden fencing which made getting shots quite difficult, but I presume the fencing was erected to protect the cross from traffic.

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There is not a whole lot known about the cross, which is quite basic in design. Carved from granite at a height of 1.33 meters, the shaft measures .36 meters with the arms at .73 meters. It honestly looks like an early Christian cross. But who knows. Theā€¦

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