Saint Mura’s Cross
Saint Mura’s Cross is a beautifully decorated 7th-century cross-slab which is located in the old graveyard in the village of Fahan.
It can be seen from the main road as you pass through the village right beside the car park. In the car park, there are a couple of picnic tables.
The cross is standing at the location of the original 6th-century monastery of Fahan Mura and it is believed that this cross-slab at Fahan Mura was a precursor to the Irish High Crosses. It marks the grave of St Mura the first Abbott of the monastery who died in 645 AD and was buried at this spot.
There is an interlaced cross on both sides of the cross and on one side of the cross, there is a rare Greek inscription which reads ‘Glory and honour to the Father, and to Son and to Holy Spirit’ which is a version of a well-known prayer. On the other side, there are two figures at the foot of the cross who have unknown inscriptions on their clothes.
For more information and to view a 3d model of St Mura’s Cross click here
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