High Crosses were developed between 700 and 900 and then again between the late 1000’s and 1100. They were erected on church boundaries, at monastic sites and sometime to the west of the principal church. They can be based chronologically into 4 groups based on decoration. They were probably funded by the local leaders and would have been originally brightly coloured. They have been described as our most enduring legacy of a Christian past to medieval European art.
Durrow is one of 26 monasteries that was founded by St Columcille in 550 before he reached the age of 25! St Columcille also founded the famous Abbeys in Derry, Kells as well as [...]