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Toureen West Cross
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 10' 05.6"   W 008° 54' 54.0"

Nearest town

Kinvara

Grid Ref.

M 38858 13439

Map No.

52

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

29

Date of visit

Tuesday 8 June 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

29
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The west face of this wonderful cross.


This small but wonderful wayside cross is hidden under a pretty thick vegetation and on a high dry-stone wall on the side of a narrow road.
It's 90 centimetres tall, 16 centimetres wide, the arms span at 53 centimetres and are pointing upwards. The thickness is of 23 centimetres. The cross stands on a base that is not tightly set into the dry-stone wall, it was rocking every time I touched it and any clumsy movement could tip it over the wall.
On the west side (285°) there's an amazing carving of the crucifixion, rich in details, so rich that even the ribs and the toes of Christ are definite. The other side is plain.
The vegetation here was so thick that the GPS receiver could hardly receive the required satellites for the coordinates.


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