KD040-002017 - Cormac Mac Culinan's GraveYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Pre-1200 cross-slab This recumbent, tapering granite slab (dims. L 1.65m; Wth 0.30-0.57m; T 0.26m) has a simple incised Latin cross. It is known locally as the grave of a Munster King, Cormac MacCuillinan, the celebrated Archbishop of Cashel and King of Munster, who was educated in the monastery od Diseart Diarmada under the abbot Snedgus, and at his death at the Battle of Ballaghmoon, in 907 or 908, was interred here
The latin cross runs the length of the stone with a gap near the centre. This may indicate an area where the stone is weathered due to extended exposure, or possible rubbing/touching the stone at this point. His grave is believed to have been a pilgrimmage location.
Survey: @Dh_Age Funded: Kildare County Council Community Heritage Grant 2017