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Tihilly Church and High Cross

 Saint Fintan began a monastery here and then went on to Slieve Margy, leaving the community in the care of a nun called Cera. She died in 670, and records indicate that the monastery also burned during that year. It was rebuilt, and records cite a man named Robbartach as the last abbot to serve in the year 936.

Today, a single church survives on the site, made almost entirely of the stones of churches past. A High Cross stands nearby, on a round pedestal, dating back to the 9th century. It features carvings of Adam and Eve and the Crucifixion on the face that points westward. Animal and geometric motifs, as well as interlacing patterns, decorate the remaining panels.


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