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Glencolmcille - Turas 15 Cross Pillar
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 42' 37.74"   W 008° 43' 20.7"

Nearest town

Gleann Cholm Cille

Grid Ref.

G 53445 84951

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

20

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The two segments of the cross pillar.


Gleann Cholm Cille is famous for its "Turas", the journey, the path that people follow from one station to the other one during their pilgrimage done between June 9th and August 15th. The round of the stations is about 3 km long. The stations are both in the village and outside the village.

This is the 15th and last station of the Turas. It's a broken cross pillar and stands to the east of St. Columba's church in the village of Gleann Cholm Cille. The two segments of the broken pillar stand side by side. The taller fragment is the lower section, with a wheeled cross carved at the bottom, a knot pattern in the upper part with a carved groove that joins them. This segment is 1.13 metres high, 46 centimetres wide and 13 centimetres thick. The shorter fragment has something like a star inside a circle. It's 53 centimetres high, 44 centimetres wide and 11 centimetres thick. They both face northwest (295°).


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