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Kilmokea Cross
 

County

Wexford

Coordinates

N 52° 17' 47.58"   W 006° 59' 35.7"

Nearest town

Campile

Grid Ref.

S 68671 16577

Map No.

76

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

20

Date of visit

Wednesday 6 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The old graveyard behind the Kilmokea Gardens.


There's a small and old graveyard right behind the Kilmokea Gardens. Despite being so small, the burial ground contains lots of interesting things.
The first things to be noticed are the remains of a few stone fonts, a couple of pillars and a cross base to the right of the entrance gate. They have been gathered in a nice composition in an easy to find spot.

The most interesting thing, though, is the small cross against the northeast boundary wall of the graveyard.
It has nearly no arms, just a rounded centre to mimick the wheel of a high cross. All edges have a rope-moulding pattern.

The southwest (230°) face shows a cross with the arms of equal length and a boss at the intersection of them. A panel with an interlaced panel is on the shaft.
The northeast face has a large incised cross that occupies the whole side. This incised cross has square terminals and circular hollows at the armpits.
Both the northwest and southeast faces have a small raised Greek cross with an incised cross inside, carved at the end of the very short arms. These sides of the shaft have an X formed by two rope mouldings.
The top side of the stone shows a rectangular panel with an interlaced motif, or a Celtic knot.

The stone is 55 centimetres tall, 24 centimetres wide at the shaft, and 31 centimetres wide at the arms, and is 15 centimetres thick.

In the graveyard there are a few of other interesting grave markers.


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