While in Ireland, my sister and I chose to stay in Dublin, and take a lot of day trips. The tour companies pick up and drop off right in the heart of the city, and it was a great way for us to see a lot of the country, without having to rent a car or drag our luggage from town to town. One of our day trips was to the Cliffs of Moher. We chose the Galway Tour Company’s tour and had a really lovely day. Along this trip, one of the stops was to see the High Crosses.
The High Crosses of Kilfenora are located in County Clare, Ireland. The cathedral, where they stand, was built in about 1189 and acted as a monastery. Recently, there have been some renovations, and a roof was placed over the crosses, as to help prolong their life. Most of the standing items have been moved from their original location, like the crosses and the two effigy slabs. The effigies once stood erect, and now they lie flat, at the entrance. The grounds of the church, like most, is quaint, has a beautiful little cemetery, and it overlooks the rolling Irish landscape.