Monasterboice

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By boothy443 @ 2007-10-08 02:04:29
Monasterboice (Irish: Mainistir Bhuithe) was an early Christian settlement in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland, north of Drogheda. It was founded in the late 5th century by St. Buite who died around AD 521 and was an important centre of religion and learning until founding of nearby Mellifont Abbey in 1142.

The site houses two churches built in the 14th century or later and an earlier round tower, but it is most famous for its 10th century high crosses, including the notable Muiredach's High Cross.
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