Addergoole Cross

Medieval cross

Christy Cunniffe

Addergoole Cross
Christy Cunniffe

This rather unusual medieval cross is mounted on the corner of the perimeter wall of Addergoole or Carrowntomash graveyard near Dunmore Co. Galway. It bears a crude image of the crucified Christ. The cross appears to be unfinished. Local tradition states that it functioned as a market cross at a nearby site. While this may have been the case it could also have functioned as termon or boundary cross. It is carved from sandstone.

This page was added on 31/03/2016.

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