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Knappaghmanagh

Site/Artefact
Knappaghmanagh

Type
Early Ecclesiastical Site

Site Number
SMR Mayo 088 058

National Grid Reference
099180 East
280540 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series 31

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Early Cross Slab at Knappaghmanagh (Photo: Christiaan Corlett)

Description
The consecrated ground around early churches was enclosed by a circular wall of earth and stone, many do not survive. However, at Knappaghmanagh, meaning the hilly land of the monks, there is a fine large oval enclosure of earth and stone containing a children's burial ground and an altar (Morahan, 2001). Scattered around the circular children's burial area are rough low uninscribed grave markers. However, on one triangular slab an equal-armed cross enclosed by a double circle is carved. The interesting thing about this cross is the geometrically carved human figure which may represent Christ but not perhaps the Crucifixion. This unusual early Christian cross slab has on the bottom left side an incised Greek cross enclosed by a diamond (Corlett, 2000).

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Private

References

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3. Ballintubber Abbey
4. Tóchar Phadraig
5. Aghagower
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7. Boheh
8. Croagh Patrick Summit
9. Carrownalurgan
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12. Glaspatrick
13. Shrawee
14. Clare Island - Strake
15. Clare Island - Lecarrow
16. Caher Island
17. Durless

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20. Cushalogurt
21. Carrowkeel Ecclesiastical Remains
22. Thornhill
23. Carrowkeel Murrisk
24. Carrowkeel Cahernaran
25. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-1
26. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-2
27. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-3
28. Carrowmacloughlin/ Glencally/ Teevenacroaghy
29. Carrowmacloughlin Sweathouses
30. Glaspatrick Holy Well

31. Glaspatrick Rath-1
32. Glaspatrick Early Ecclesiastical Remains
33. Glaspatrick Ringfort
34. Glaspatrick Rath-2
35. Glaspatrick Ecclesiatical Remains
36. Glaspatrick Altar
38. Glaspatrick Graveyard
39. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-1
40. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-2
41. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-3
42. Teevenacroaghy

 

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