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Monasterboice is one of Ireland39s bestknown and oldest religious

Monasterboice is one of Ireland39s bestknown and oldest religious


Monasterboice is one of Ireland's best-known early religious sites. It has the remains of two churches, a Round Tower, three High Crosses and a sundial.

A Christian high cross at Monasterboice in Ireland , by Sitomon (Flickr) [CC

Monasterboice is one of Ireland's best-known and oldest religious sites, with the ruins

Muiredach's High Cross, Ireland, early 10th century

From Mellifont, head to Monasterboice where you will find The Cross of Muiredach – the finest High Cross in Ireland


The Celtic High Cross of Monasterboice.

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Muiredach's Cross, Monasterboice

West High Cross, Monasterboice, Ireland

Medieval high cross at Monasterboice

high crosses, Monasterboice, County Meath, Ireland

A Celtic Cross at Monasterboice, County Louth

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Monasteries in Ireland

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The ruins of Monasterboice in County Louth are of early Christian settlement.

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This is not quite the highest high cross in Ireland – Muiredach's Cross at Monasterboice is 5.5 metres – but Moone is visually more impressive because it is ...

The High Cross of Muiredach is one of three tall Celtic crosses located at ruins of the Monasterboice monastery, in County Louth, Ireland.

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The monastery became Ireland's most important center for Christian religion, literature, art and learning for 600 years. During that time it was the burial ...


Christian symbolism

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... and in common with the religious traditions of the 1520s, this work, 'The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb,' was intended to evoke piety.

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Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BC, ...

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Lebor Gabála Érenn is recorded in more than a dozen medieval manuscripts and the Book of Leinster is just one of the primary sources of text.

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The older church of the Capuchin Friars, beside Saint Anthony's, is now used as a garage (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2012)

However striking, the Romanesque doorway was a late addition onto a church that was already famous in Ireland. It is referred to in the annals before 1050 ...

Its wider impact began at an early stage when it was introduced to the ecumenical movement the WCC Assembly in Evanston in 1954.

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The lower part of the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome … built directly over a house where early Christians worshipped

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The retaining wall and kerbstones

At the end of the 19th century, the church was redecorated and a High Altar of alabaster and marble was erected as a memorial to Bishop Lynch.

Newgrange is the oldest known Archaeoastronomical site.

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The altar in Lastingham crypt, probable site of the early Anglo-Saxon church where Cedd and Chad officiated at Eucharist.

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