Irish High Crosses


The high cross at Lisnaskea consists of the fragment of a sandstone cross, brought here from a monastery of which there is now no trace. The cross was moved to it's current location in 1841 and the fairly modern cross was placed on top. It is is now standing in the centre of the old potato market on the main street in Lisnaskea. The fragment, which was part of the original shaft, stands at 1.4 metres high by 55 cms in width and 46 cms deep. The east face pictured right bears iconography showing the fall of man, Adam and Eve standing under a branching apple tree. It is probably the largest iconographic panel I have seen on a cross. The western side of the shaft is decorated with thirty two bosses. If you are in this vicinity then I would recommend you visit this possible 10th century cross.

The Market Square

East Face

West Face

Fall of Man

Plain side

Situated: In the old potato market in the centre of Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh.

Group: Ulster

Google Map.

Discovery Map 27: H 3629 3391. Last Visit: Apr 2007.

Longitude: 7° 26' 35" W

Latitude: 54° 15' 10" N

Nearest High Crosses featured on this web site.

Galloon: 12 Kilometres SSE..

Clones: 16 Kilometres SES.

Boho: 28 Kilometres NWN.


Photos: Jim Dempsey and José Gutiérrez.

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