Killamery High Cross

Splendid, rain washed high cross at Killamery has been a model for many small high crosses sold across the world as iconic Irish/Celtic symbols. You’ll see it on jewelery the world over instantly appealing to the Irish diaspora.

This is the site of monastery circa 632. Only 3 walls and a tower remain at the church. The High Cross which was carved in 9th century is part of a group of High Crosses of Western Ossary. Similar High Crosses can be seen in the surrounding areas of Ahenny and Kilkieran. An inscribed Cross Slab, Two Bullauns and a Holy Well are also located here.

A brooch was discovered on this site in 1854. It is a beautiful example of silver and glass workmanship from the 9th century, This brooch can be seen in the National Museum in Dublin. This cemetary is also the burial site of members of the 1798 Rising, who died in nearby Carrigmoclear.