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The Magnificent Celtic Cross of Moone

The Magnificent Celtic Cross of Moone

Well, let me tell you about this epic adventure I had recently – a trip to see the jaw-dropping Celtic Cross of Moone! I mean, seriously, it was like stepping into a time machine and landing smack dab in the middle of Irish history.


First off, let's talk about the location – Moone, a tiny village in County Kildare, Ireland. Now, Moone might be small, but it packs a punch in terms of history. It's home to the ancient Moone Abbey, a monastery founded by St. Columba back in the 6th century. Yep, you read that right – we're talking old school.


Now, onto the main event – the Celtic Cross itself. Picture this: a massive stone cross, standing tall and proud, adorned with intricate carvings that tell tales of Irish legends and Christian symbolism. The cross dates back to the 8th century and is thought to have been erected by monks from Moone Abbey. Legend has it that it served as a sundial, with its central hole casting a shadow that marked the passage of time throughout the day.


As for the carvings, well, they're something else. From biblical scenes to Celtic knotwork, every inch of the cross is covered in mesmerizing detail. You could spend hours just studying the carvings and unraveling the stories they tell. It's like a history lesson and an art exhibit rolled into one.


So, if you ever find yourself wandering through the Irish countryside, do yourself a favor and make a pit stop in Moone to check out this marvel of ancient craftsmanship. Trust me, you won't regret it.

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1 comment

  • Dorton Donna
    May 22, 2024 at 20:51

    Wonderful,I always enjoy your posts and the stories that go with them. I have been to Ireland and hope to go back …Keep the beautiful stories and pictures coming they are always great.


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