Monasterboice, Ireland Photos

Monasterboice consist of remains of an early Christian monastic settlement dating from the 5thC. The site is best known for its collection of Celtic & Muiredach's High Crosses (10thC), round tower (c968), & two churches (14thC or later). It is run by OPW.

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Round tower built as protection against Viking raiders at Monasterboice. Ireland.Doorway to round tower would normally be 15-20 feet above ground, but burials raised ground levels at Monasterboice. Ireland.Muiredach's high cross seen before round tower at Monasterboice. Ireland.West high cross used by early monks to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice near round tower. Ireland.
Round tower (10th-11th C) built as protection against Viking raiders at Monasterboice. Ireland.Doorway to round tower would normally be 15-20 feet above ground, but burials raised ground levels at Monasterboice. Ireland.Muiredach's high cross seen before round tower at Monasterboice. Ireland.West high cross (10th C) used by early monks to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice near round tower. Ireland.
Last Judgment carving on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Biblical story carvings on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Tall Cross & round tower at Monasterboice. Ireland.Tall Crosses at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Last Judgment carving on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Biblical story carvings on West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Tall Cross (West High Cross) & round tower at Monasterboice. Ireland.Tall Crosses at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Carved Muiredach's High Cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion side of West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion detail of West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.East face of Muiredach's high cross once used to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Carved Muiredach's High Cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion side of West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion detail of West high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.East face of Muiredach's high cross (10th C) once used to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Last Judgment with Christ flanked by saved & damned atop Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Adoration of Magi on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Moses striking the Rock on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Scenes from life of David on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Last Judgment with Christ flanked by saved & damned atop Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Adoration of Magi on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Moses striking the Rock on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Scenes from life of David on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Eve & Adam with Cain & Abel on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.West face of Muiredach's high cross once used to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion carving on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Mission to Apostles on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Eve & Adam with Cain & Abel on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.West face of Muiredach's high cross (10th C) once used to teach biblical stories at Monasterboice. Ireland.Crucifixion carving on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Mission to Apostles on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Doubting Thomas on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Arrest of Christ on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Inscription to Bishop Muiredach flanked by carved cats on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Birds in circles carving on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Doubting Thomas on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Arrest of Christ on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Inscription to Bishop Muiredach flanked by carved cats on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.Birds in circles carving on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Modern Celtic cross with shamrocks at Monasterboice. Ireland.Modern Celtic cross with leaves at Monasterboice. Ireland.Modern Celtic crosses at Monasterboice. Ireland.High cross in cemetery at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Modern Celtic cross with shamrocks at Monasterboice. Ireland.Modern Celtic cross with leaves at Monasterboice. Ireland.Modern Celtic crosses at Monasterboice. Ireland.High cross (1897) in cemetery at Monasterboice. Ireland.
Cemetery at Monasterboice with typical Celtic crosses. Ireland.Recent shamrock carvings on a burial cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.

Cemetery at Monasterboice with typical Celtic crosses. Ireland.Recent shamrock carvings on a burial cross at Monasterboice. Ireland.


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