Irish High Crosses

The East Face


Termonfeckin, Co Louth, a monastery was founded here by St Feichin in the 7th century, but little of the monastery remains today, In the graveyard of St Fechin's Church of Ireland, is a smaller than usual high cross, standing around 9ft high. On the east face is a crucifixion scene, detail shown below.

The west face has an image of Christ in Glory and the ring on both east and west has an interlacing celtic design. The shaft and sides of the cross are covered in geometric celtic patterns. There is also the base of another cross nearby.

Situated: In the Church of Ireland graveyard in Termonfeckin, County Louth, 7 Kilometres north east of Drogheda. From Drogheda take the R132 north then the R166 West. Sign-posted.

Group: North Leinster.

Google Map.

Discovery Map: 43 O 1407 8048. Last Visit: Feb 2003.

Longitude: 6° 16' 12" W

Latitude: 53° 45' 41" N

Nearest High Crosses featured on this website.

Monasterboice: 10 Kilometres West.

Duleek: 13 Kilometres. SW.

Dromiskin: 20 Kilometres North.

Killary: 26 Kilometres West.

Kells: 40 Kilometres West.


Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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