Old Cross, Sligo

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From the delights of Woodstown in Waterford and wasp waisted women to ancient artifacts and abodes in Sligo! This fine celtic cross appears to have been beautifully decorated, and is positioned with a tower in the background. Some great vertical lines in the shot. Is it still standing and in that location?

Even though this image may have been mirrored in the scanning/digitising process, BeachcomberAustralia and Rory_Sherlock quickly and concurrently identified this as
Drumcliffe, County Sligo. Where there are a number of high crosses. And, apparently Sligo's only round tower. Poet William Butler Yeats is buried only a few paces away.....

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_3409

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 16/May/2018 08:05:22

    Drumcliffe? goo.gl/maps/h58SKYgmjYn FISA - www.flickr.com/photos/annaprescott/2274099124/ Image is reversed. Is that a monkey half way up?

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    • 16/May/2018 08:06:45

    That's Drumcliffe, but I think the image needs to be reversed - see comparable image here: historicgraves.com/graveyard/st-columba-s-church-ireland-...

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    • 16/May/2018 08:24:04

    Definitely Drumcliffe, as children we were told that when the wisest man in Ireland passed under the tower it would fall on him!

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    • 16/May/2018 08:34:27

    Useful description and history of the two crosses and the round tower - www.megalithicireland.com/HighCross Drumcliffe.html www.megalithicireland.com/DrumcliffeRoundTower.html Ed. Sorry for bad links - I'm having no luck fixing them ... Ed. 2 - Thanks to Sharon whose links are good below VV

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    • 16/May/2018 09:08:30

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] The links seem to be missing ".html" at the end of the urls. Round Tower High Cross

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    • 16/May/2018 09:11:03

    Taken in 2009: www.flickr.com/photos/audtrikat/3504565422/

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    • 16/May/2018 09:18:40

    25" OSI

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    • 16/May/2018 09:18:57

    OSI 25"

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    catb -

    • 16/May/2018 10:12:13

    And this is the tower in 2015 . . . www.flickr.com/photos/catb/18005316768/in/photolist-trdnk...

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    • 16/May/2018 16:58:48


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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 16/May/2018 21:57:37

    Thanks very much all - Especially [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] for the near concurrent location identification notes :) While I have not flipped the image, I have made a note of the probable mirroring - as well as a few other notes from today's investigations. (Including my own discovery, not previously known to me, that Yeats is buried in this same graveyard).

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 29/May/2018 07:00:07

    great image

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2018 16:50:06

    2018: Drumcliffe