Dysert O'Dea High Cross
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County Clare
OS Map 57
OS Coordinate R 282 848
Group Late
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St. Tola's Cross, Dysert O'Dea, Co. Clare

West and south face

East face

Location: From Ennis, take the N85 NE for approx. 3 km to R476 for another 3 km. Signposted, and along a back road, this tower can be accessed either on a path from the Dysert O'Day Archaeological Center, or further along the same road directly. The path from the O'Dea Tower House winds through a field to where St. Tola's high cross is situated. Further across the field is an ecclasiastical complex with a ruined church and Round Tower.

Dimensions: Height 3.95m


West face - Uncertain design on the base.

North face - The base show the "Founding of the Church".

East face - Shows the crucifixion in high relief with a figure of a bishop below. This St. Tola the founder of Dysert O'Dea.

South face - The base shows Daniel in the Lions' Den.


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