Kilconnell Cross

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Seventeenth-century cross
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Collar of Kilconnell Cross
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Date of re-erection of cross
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Kilconnell seventeenth-century cross is situated at the crossroads in the centre of the village. It was commissioned in 1682 by the O’Donnellan family of Ballydonnellan Castle. They also patronised a private chantry chapel in the friary. The cross was re-erected in in 1842 by a Fr, Manning as can be seen from a secondary inscription on the expanded collar. This cross most likely functioned as a preaching cross as the Franciscans were mendicant preaching friars.

This page was added on 26/01/2016.

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