Little Curragh, Cross Base, Co. Kildare.

Location – On the Little Curragh N of the barrows.
OS: N 747 149 (map 55)
Longitude: 6° 52' 57.32" W
Latitude: 53° 10' 45.65" N
GPS: N 74705 14987 (Accuracy: 7m)
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Description and History – There really is little to say about this cross base if that is what it is.  I saw it marked on the map and decided to walk across to it.  It is a square boulder about 1.5m x 1.5m and 0.5m tall.  There is no hole for the cross so I’m guessing it must be upside down.  Like the cross base at Crossmorris it is a little sad to see it so abandoned and un-cared for.  It seems to be a popular site for late night drinking as it was covered with and surrounded by broken glass.

Difficulty – Easy to get to.  It’s out in the open and visible from the road.

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