6 High Crosses can be found on Inishowen. The 2 crosses located in Carrowmore are national monuments and are so primitive looking that they almost resemble standing stones.  The site was called ‘Both Chonais Monastery’ and was said to have been founded by Conas, husband of Dareaca, a sister of St. Patrick. They can be found between Carndonagh and Moville near the village of Gleneely. The West Cross is 3.33 metres tall with very short arms and no carving. The East Cross is 2.87metres tall and 1.31 metres wide and dates from the 10th century. While the outline of the East Cross is not as neatly executed as the West Cross it is more notable for the unusual carving on the upper portion of its west face. It is described by iconographers as depicting the ‘Majestas Domini’ (Christ in Glory). The forward facing Christ figure, whose arms are concealed by a long robe, is flanked on either side by an angel which appear to be whispering into the ears of Christ. I wonder what they are saying!

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