Graveyard Cross

St Brigid's Church at Robertstown served the estate of Robert Barnwall, who resided at the manor 250 metres to the SSW. What remains of the church is situated in a rectangular graveyard. A latin stone cross can be found at the north side of the lane, that leads to the graveyard. The south face of the head is decorated with a crucifixion and the north side bears an angel's head with wings, below the head is an equal armed latin cross within a circle. The middle section of the shaft is missing, but the lowest part bears an inscription dated to 1685. The inscription reads: SOVERAIN LORD KING JAMES THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD. I hope to get better images of the inscription on a return visit. An effigial slab in the memory of Francis and Catherine Plunkett, and a graveslab dedicated to Alexander Barnewall and Alison Nettervil have fallen into the crypt of St Brigid's Church.

Weathered angel head with wing

North face carved cross

Situated: From Robertstown Castle, go 250 metres NNE along the road till you see the graveyard gate pictured right.

Discovery Map 35. N 7853 8446. Last visit Apr 2017.

Longitude: 6° 48' 28" W

Latitude: 53° 48' 14" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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