2. Cross Pillar
This cross is almost 2 metres tall and is decorated with carved designs on both sides. It is a Christian monument probably made around 700-800AD.
The east-facing side is decorated with rectilinear panels, each one with a rectangular boss in the centre. The west side has four patterns on it.
At this stop, pilgrims circle the cross as they pray.
This used to be the most westerly point of the turas. Today pilgrims carry on further west and climb the hill to Colmcille’s Well.
Traditionally everyone in Gleann Cholm Cille followed the turas every year. On the 9th of June, the saint’s feast day, hundreds of people could be seen circling the glen.