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Carrickdexter Cross
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Carrickdextor or Baronstown Cross, Near Slane, Co. Meath - - 689961.jpg
Carrickdexter Cross is located in Ireland
Carrickdexter Cross
Location in Ireland
Alternative name Baronstown Cross
Location Carrickdexter, Slane,
County Meath, Ireland
Coordinates 53°42′11″N 6°34′57″W / 53.702968°N 6.582497°W / 53.702968; -6.582497
Type Wayside cross
Founded c. 1607
Designation National Monument

Carrickdexter Cross is a wayside cross and National Monument located in County Meath, Ireland.


Carrickdexter Cross is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of the Hill of Slane.


This monument was erected by Jennet Dowdall and her husband Oliver Plunkett c. 1607. It is similar in appearance to other Dowdall crosses at Duleek and Gaulstown but has less sculpture and more inscription. There are heraldic shields on all four sides.

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