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One of Ireland?s most unusual and largest high crosses can be seen at Glendalough. The huge cross is carved from one single piece of granite. The cross is unusual in that it is not pierced through the ring like most Irish High Crosses. (In other words there is no opening through the ring of stone intersecting the haft and arms of the cross. This is certainly the only high cross I have seen in Ireland that is unpierced like this. The arms of the cross are over a metre in length.
A local legend surrounding the St. Kevin?s Cross at Glendalough says that anyone who can wrap their arms around the entire width of the cross body will have their wishes granted.

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