Nurney Cross

Nurney Cross is a stone cross located in Nurney, County Carlow, Ireland, and is an early example of a high cross.

Nurney Cross
Native name
Irish: Cros na hUrnaí
The second, more recent cross at Nurney.
LocationNurney, County Carlow, Ireland
Coordinates52.7518°N 6.9123°W / 52.7518; -6.9123
Built5th/6th century
Location of Nurney Cross in Ireland

The site was a monastic site founded by Abbán in the 5th century AD and the cross is believed to date from that time.[1]


The cross is a circle-headed cross embedded in the ground near St. John's Church of Ireland, Nurney.[2]

A second cross nearby stands 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) high and is about 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) wide at the arms and 30 centimetres (0.98 ft) thick.[3]


  1. "Undecorated Crosses". Irish High Crosses. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "Nurney Cross, County Carlow". Megalithomania. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Nurney Cross". Irish Antiquities. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
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