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Emlagh Cross
 

County

Roscommon

Coordinates

N 53° 44' 43.2"   W 008° 27' 22.6"

Nearest town

Castlerea

Grid Ref.

M 69946 77382

Map No.

39

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

78

Date of visit

Monday 15 May 2006

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The cross shafts and the cross head mounted on a base. The photo was taken with a lot of zoom.


In the middle of a field there's a base where three cross shafts and a cross head have been mounted. Unfortunately we couldn't see them closely because a bull was guarding the field and his look wasn't friendly.
If we're back in the area we'll check it out again.

UPDATE: May 29th, 2011 - At last we are back to the Emlagh crosses. This time no bull was in the field and I was granted the access by a man in a house across the road.
The crosses are on a base in the field, 25 metres from the road. They are fragments of two or more crosses. Three fragments are of cross shafts, there's a cross head in bad conditions and another fragments that looks like it was from the part of a cross between the shaft and the head. Another small fragment of a shaft is mounted into the northwest face of the base.
These sad pieces of crosses are all that remains of an early monastery that once was in this place.


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