Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab

Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab (HMIO6)

Location: Plymouth, Mayo 06786 Mayo
Country: Ireland
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N 53° 42.801', W 9° 52.997'

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Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 15

Sl— Seand—la—ochta Chuan M—dh

This graveyard is now in the area known as Killeen. There is no trace of the early Christian church but there is a circular raised platform within the graveyard which could indicate where the original church stood.

Tradition has it that if a person found guilty of any crime placed a finger in the keyhole of the church door, he/she would be let go free.

In the graveyard, there is a large standing stone, leaning precariously, which was christianised during the seventh century with a Maltese Cross - a four-petaled tulip design, enclosed by a double circle.

Marking the grave of Reverend David Lyons is an early Christian slab, inscribed with a main cross at the centre surrounded by four smaller crosses. This type of cross is known as the Cross of the Thieves.

Reilig an Chill?n agus Crosleacht
T? an reilig seo anois sa cheantar a dtugtar an Cill?n air. Mar sin f?in, d'fh?adfadh s? gur thug an s?ip?al ar an l?thair seo an t-ainm don bhaile fearainn in aice l?imhe, Cill an D?in. N?l aon rian ann den s?ip?al luathChr?osta? ach t? ard?n ciorclach sa reilig a d'fh?adfadh a bheith mar leid ar c? raibh an s?ip?al tr?th den saol.

De r?ir an traidisi?in, d? gcuirfeadh duine a chiont?fa? i gcoir a mh?ar i bpoll na heochrach i ndoras an ts?ip?il ligf? saor ? n? ?. Sa reilig, t? gall?n cloiche m?r, a bhfuil leathmhaing air, agus a cr?osta?odh sa seacht? haois le Cros Mh?lta - dearadh ti?ilipe ceithredhuilleach, iata ag ciorcal d?bailte.

T? leacht luathChr?osta? mar mharc ar uaigh an Urramaigh David Lyons, agus t? pr?omhchros inscr?ofa sa l?r agus ceithre chros bheaga ina timpeall. Is Cros na nGadaithe a thugtar ar an gcine?l sin croise.
HM NumberHMIO6
Placed ByMayo County Council, South West Mayo, and Comhoail Oile?in na h?ireann
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 441704 N 5951991
Decimal Degrees53.71335000, -9.88328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 42.801', W 9° 52.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 42' 48.06" N, 9° 52' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59-65 R378, Plymouth Mayo 06786, IE
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