Protect and Value our Heritage!

It always astounds me to see the sheer volume of ancient heritage sites and monuments that dot the County. Often the most interesting ones are not sign posted and are off the beaten track.

Here is Kildreenagh Cross Head. It’s located near Newtown; I had difficulty finding it and only for a quick phone call to Sabrina Doyle of Nutritional Concepts and her hubby John I don’t think I would have traced it.

John knew it as ‘The Wart Well’. Presumably it was recognised for curing warts at some stage!

It is located in a hedgerow and you would not see it unless you were specifically looking for it. The Cross depicts Jesus in the centre. Apparently there was an ancient church here but it was demolished during land improvements and only the cross and a base and a rocky outcrop remain.

These old monuments and heritage sites are very important links with our past and we need to identify them, signpost them and protect them to ensure they survive for future generations to connect with our ancient history and ancestors.

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