The Athcarne Cross is located in Balrath. co. Meath and dates from  c.1675.  This national monument was erected circa 1675 as a memorial to Sir Luke Bathe and his wife, Dame Cecilia Dowdall, who lived in the nearby Athcarne Castle. This unique cross embodies both Renaissance and Baroque influences, with the Crucifixion and Virgin with Child depicted on the East and West faces respectively. A coat of arms representing the Bathe and Dowdall families has also been carved out next to the implements of Christ’s Passion.

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