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Kilcashel Cross Slab
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 46' 57.54"   W 008° 28' 45.0"

Nearest town

Ardara

Grid Ref.

G 69176 92848

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

59

Date of visit

Sunday 2 June 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

2
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The cross slab is 100 metres to the west of the old graveyard at Kilcashel. Approaching from the southeast.


There are a few ancient stone crosses scattered in the area, according to the OS Map, but we only managed to find and access this one.

The cross slab, also known with the name of St. Connell's Cross, isn't visible from the road, but it's easy to find it because it's 100 metres west of the old graveyard.
It's a thin slab of stone set in the ground and leaning to the southeast (150°) by 22°.
Two small arms protrude from the slab, but it's on the southeast side that there's what is interesting, a faint ringed cross, measuring 48 centimetre in height and 45 centimetres in width, with all the arms terminated with crosslets. The ring is about 25 centimetres in diameter.
The slab itself is 1.67 metres tall, 66 centimetres wide at the short arms and only 37 centimetres at the base and it's just 5 centimetres thick.

From up here there's a nice view on Owentocker River's mouth to the east and the small Lough Aleen to the south.


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