Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

High Cross of St Patrick can stand tall once again

Some people who have had more success in dealing with the past are the archaeological experts who are currently trying to piece together an ancient High Cross in Downpatrick.

It is thought the cross once stood at the reputed grave of St Patrick but it was vandalised some time during the 1800s and now lies in bits.

However, detailed research has thrown up drawings of how it might have looked and it may be possible to restore what is thought to be one of the oldest crosses of its type in Ireland to something approaching its former glory.

That would be a marvellous success if a priceless piece of our shared heritage could again be seen by the public.

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