Monasterboice Church and Tower, and Muiredach's High Cross Ireland, 1833 PosterPosted By David Paul on at Dreamgifts
This poster features a vintage color print of the ruins of Monasterboice Church and Tower, Co Louth, Ireland. Muiredach's High Cross stands in the center to the left of the tower.
The original print is from Antiquities of the County of Meath, with illustrations, etc, published in Dublin in 1833. The historic ruins of Monasterboice (Mainistir Bhuithe) are of an early Christian settlement in County Louth in Ireland, just north of Drogheda. It was founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe who died around 521 and was an important centre of religion and learning until the founding of nearby Mellifont Abbey in 1142. The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or later and an earlier round tower, but it is most famous for its 10th century high cross shown beside the tower that is about 35 metres tall.
Muiredach's High Cross (5.5 metres high) is often regarded as the finest high cross in all Ireland. It is named after an abbot, Muiredach mac Domhnaill, who died in 923 and features biblical carvings of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. There are two other crosses to the North and West.
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