Wordless Wednesday!

Muiredach’s High Cross…

Muiredach's High Cross

Muiredach’s High Cross

Muiredach’s High Cross is a high cross from the 10th or possibly 9th century; and is located at the ruined monastic site of Monasterboice, Co. Louth, Ireland.  Muiredach’s cross is also known as the South Cross.  It has been described as the most beautiful specimen of Celtic stonework now in existenceThe crosses at Monasterboice have been stated to be Ireland’s greatest contribution to European sculpture.





About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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2 Responses to Wordless Wednesday!

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely shot of a truly beautiful artifact. 🙂


  2. cjmurdoch says:

    Isn’t is Su; it’s another place I would love to visit. Unfortunately not this time around… my 3 week itinerary is more than full! Maybe next time!


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