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This High Cross was erected in the Parish of Termonmaguirc, Co Tyrone, to celebrate Jubilee 2000. It sits in an area known as Fód na Marbh (sod of the dead) and is 24 feet high, making it the tallest Celtic Cross in Ireland.
Material - Granite
Hight - 7.3m (24' ft)
Location - Co Tyrone (Northern Ireland)
The Termonmaguric High Cross standing over 24 ft high is the Highest Celtic cross in the world. The cross is named after Dean Brian Mcguirc with Termon is from the Irish An Tearmann meaning sanctuary
The cross was constructed and erected By Ryanstone at St. Colmcilles well in the grounds of St Colmcilles church and was dedicated on Sunday September 10th 2000. Homily by Cardinal Sean Brady http//www.termonmaguircparish.com
Dean Brian Maguirc The work was commissioned by the parish of Termonmaguirc for the Jubilee year 2000.
The basic cross design was completed at Ryanstone some of the panels were designed by Fr Sean Hegarty and others by Fergus O, Farrell, with inputs from Sculptor Brendan Crowe: and Stuart Logan of Ryanstone. Brendan Crowe and Stuart Logan carved the panels on the cross
Ryanstone has produced many Celtic Crosses along with Celtic Cross headstones
It was blessed by Archbishop Seán Brady on Sunday, 10 September 2000.
It features scenes from the lives of Irish saints, and has a 21st century depiction of the historic moment when Pope John Paul II inserted a prayer of reconciliation into the Western Wall in Jerusalem during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2000.
Ryanstone has supplied building stone for many diverse projects – from national institutions to heritage sites. Ryanstone has both the manufacturing capacity and traditional skills required for the most demanding work.
Ryanstone is equipped to handle high volume building projects, whether the requirement is for simple rectilinear blocks or more complex specifications requiring the skills of highly qualified masons.
At Ryanstone, we believe that success is designed into the project through PARTNERSHIP at the earliest stages of the project