Tuam High Cross Digitisation Project

Community Monuments Fund 2022

B. Doherty

3D Image Tuam High Cross
Gary Dempsey
St Mary's Romaneque Chancel Arch
B. Doherty 2022
Detail on romanesque chancel arch, St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuam
B. Doherty 2022

The Old Tuam Society were successful in their application to fund the digitisation of the Tuam High Cross, Romanesque Archway and other medieval features in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tuam.  It is hoped that  highlighting these medieval treasures will encourage new research and interest amongst scholars while also improving the visitor experience.

3D Photogrammetry

Digital Heritage Age were commissioned to carry out the work.  The imagery can now be studied in detail by scholars and any interested individual for free thanks to Community Monuments Funding provided by The National Monuments Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and administered through Galway County Council Heritage Office. Links are all available on the Old Tuam Society Blog. 


National Stage

An event at St. Mary’s Cathedral hosted by The Old Tuam Society saw Gary Dempsey in conversation with Dr. Christy Cunniffe and Christian Corlett, NMS. They highlighted the importance of Tuam’s medieval masonry in telling the bigger story of Ireland’s Romanesque architecture.  Tuam and its Romanesque features are now on the national stage and accessible for all to appreciate.

Children’s Colouring Sheet

Galway County Heritage Office commissioned the services of Sara Nylund to prepare a colouring sheet to complement the digitisation of the market cross and chancel arch. This is free to download and print off at your leisure. We would love to see the results from our younger audience. With your permission we can upload here onto our website! It is available by clicking the PDF Highlighted below or by CLICKING HERE

Digitising Tuam’s High Cross

This short film highlights the importance of digitising and how the process works. Gary Dempsey, Digital Heritage Age captures detail that was never identified before. Many students, scholars and visitors have access like never before, at their fingertips!


This page was added on 02/11/2022.

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