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“Nice Little Gem”

Ahenny High Crosses
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We stopped here today. It is a little hard to find but well worth the effort. The grave yard is small and there are only two large Celtic Cross gravestones tucked among other very old gravestones that seemed to go back to the late 1700's/early 1800's.

Once you find it, this is a 15 minute stop, max, but very interesting and worthwhile nonetheless.

1  Thank irishbogs
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

The high crosses are amazing in many ways: their age, the workmanship and dedication to their formation, the symbolism decorating each one, and how they have stood the test of time and weathering.

2  Thank ryanobrien
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

If you want to see the real Ireland, travel around this area. I go to this site on a regular basis. Make sure you take in Tullahought along the way.

7  Thank Diane L
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Reviewed 28 September 2008

I visited the Ahenny high crosses after visiting Cahir Castle. The directions were clear and it was easy to find.
The graveyard is down a slope (no cows) and is fenced. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze and the setting was beautiful.
It is a small graveyard. The crosses are simple, but beautifully carved. There was such a sense of peace that I was in awe. I'm very glad I made the effort to visit the Ahenny high crosses.

9  Thank Flutterbyfly
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Reviewed 3 January 2008

Definitely worth visiting.

As the other review noted, the countryside around it is lovely. The drive from Callan to Windgap and on to Ahenny is really nice. The village itself is really unusual, it must have been built for workers in a local mine. Its worth walking around the village, the houses are pretty and a lot of them seem to have vintage tractors in the garden.

The High Towers are hugely impressive given (i) their age (ii) that they are in quite an exposed place and would get a lot of severe weather and (iii) there is barely any mention of them in guide books (even at the site itself, there is hardly any information about them)....Note that the high crosses are located in a graveyard, which you walk across a field to reach.

There is a pub near by called Delaney's, it looks like a nice place but was closed the day I was there.

Also, about five miles away Burnchurch Castle is very interesting.

8  Thank Billy260273
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