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Nurney Cross
Native name
Irish: Cros na hUrnaí
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The second, more recent cross at Nurney.
Location Nurney, County Carlow, Ireland
Built 5th/6th century
National Monument of Ireland

Nurney Cross is a stone cross located in Nurney, County Carlow, Ireland, and is an early example of a high cross.

The site was a monastic site founded by Abbán in the 5th century AD and the cross is believed to date from that time.

Description

The cross is a circle-headed cross embedded in the ground near St. John's Church of Ireland, Nurney.

A second cross nearby stands 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) high and is about 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) wide at the arms and 30 centimetres (0.98 ft) thick.

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