Irish High Crosses



A monastery was founded here by St Patrick for St Columb in the sixth century. Situated at a road junction at the west end of the village stands this large sandstone cross, it is believed to be either two separate fragments joined together or two fragments of the same cross with part of the shaft missing. The East face pictured right bears scenes from the bible that are linked to the high cross at Clones in County Monaghan. From the base up the scenes are,

1. The Annunciation to shepherds.2. Adoration of the Magi.3. Baptism of Christ.

4. Marriage feast of Cana.

5. Loaves and Fishes.

6. Arrest of Christ.

7. Crucifixion.

On the arms on either side of the crucifixion are three figures.


The cross stands 4.8 metres high and is badly weathered. The north and south sides of the cross feature some ornament.

Adam and Eve west face

Crucifixion east face -

Cain and Abel west face-

---1 and 2 east face--

Situated: In The village of Donaghmore, County Tyrone. From Armagh take the A29 north for Dungannon, from there look for signs for the B43 to Donaghmore, the cross stands at the centre of a junction at the north of the village.

Group: Ulster.

Google Map.

Discovery Map: 19 H 7682 6539.

Longitude: 6° 48' 47" W

Latitude: 54° 31' 52" N

Nearest High Crosses featured on this website.

Ardboe: 22 Kilometres NE.

Armagh: 23 Kilometres South.

Tynan: 23 Kilometres SSW.

Clones: 48 Kilometres SW.



Last Visit: April 2004.

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