County Meath

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County Meath

The monastery belonged to the federation of the monks of St Columba (597) when they returned from Iona in 804 to escape the Vikings. The Book of Kells was finished here. There are 3 High Crosses, a Round Tower, 2 Cross Slabs and a Sundial all within the enclosure, with another Cross down by the Heritage Centre. St Columba’s House is still intact which was built to house his relics.

OS: 42 740 758 marked

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Cross 1 (1) Cross 1 (2) Cross 1 (3) Cross 1 doorway Cross base Cross shaft (1) Cross shaft (2) Cross shaft detail Grave slab 1 Grave slab 2 Market cross (1) Market cross (2) Market cross (3) Roof chamber (1) Roof chamber (2) Round Tower St Columbas house Sundial The house - ladder to roof inside Unfinished Cross detail Unfinished Cross