[Cross, Reenconnell]

Inscribed Latin cross with T-bar terminals and concentric circles surrounding the point where the shaft and arms meet. Summary outline of ship at sea in the distance.

Located at the Calluragh/An CeallĂșnach children's burial ground, Reenconnell, Co. Kerry.
Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/NationalMonuments/FlexViewer/, records KE043-013002- and KE043-013003.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Woodcuts
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Manners and customs
Geographical Location
  • Calluragh burial ground, near Reenconnell - Named locality
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Antiquities, Cemeteries, Children, Crosses, Sculpture
Colour Monochrome
Published / created 1839

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Rambles in the South of Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy Vol. 1, p. 176
Source copy James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland Galway Special Collections: 914.190481 CHA
Rights James Hardiman Library

Related text from travel account

From the ruin Caerkillan [about two miles from Ballyheabought] we were piloted by an old man across the fields, westward, towards a place where unbaptized children are buried. With scarcely any mark to date their early death, or even shew the spot of their interment, they are committed to the ground, unknown and unrecorded, around a rude cross about six feet in height, that stands nearly in the middle of the field, and is represented in the following sketch. The site is called Rin Connel burial ground; and from it we returned to Dingle, and after our long and fatiguing expedition, we were delighted to find our smiling landlady, and a good dinner ready to greet us. [Vol. 1, p. 175]
Cross, Reenconnell