4. Mullach na Croise
Mullach na Croise - Height of the Cross - is a stone pillar carved with the faint outline of a cross. It stands in the centre of a cairn. Both the cairn and cross lie within the remains of a circular enclosure.
Pilgrims following the turas walk round the cross as they pray, genuflecting each time they pass in front of it.
Local tradition claims that this is the site of Colmcille’s monastery. It is said that Colmcille came to Gleann Cholm Cille following the battle of Cúl Dreimne in 561 to do penance for the lives that were lost there. Legend says that he spent two years here and established a monastery before departing for Iona.