This is one of two High Crosses located in the ancient monastic site of Carrowmore. This site is just a few miles outside the village of Gleneely on the Inishowen Peninsula. This monastery was founded in the 6th century by Conas, husband of Dareaca and reputedly a sister of St. Patrick. There are 2 ancient High crosses with the grounds. These are both National Monuments and are the most primitive looking of the six Inishowen High Crosses. Irish Crosses developed over time from being carved on granite slabs to eventually become the ornate Celtic Crosses that have become famous throughout the World.┬áThe West Cross, shown in the photo, has short arms and no carvings and may date from as early as the 7th century a.d. The East Cross is taller and has carvings of a forward facing Christ figure, whose arms are concealed by a long robe and flanked on either side by an angel which appear to be whispering something into the ears of Christ. It is described by iconographers as depicting the ‘Majestas Domini’ or ‘Christ in Glory’.