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Ballinrobe Cross - Co. Mayo, Ireland 10" x 5" by McHarp

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190 Ballinrobe Cross

"May God in His wisdom

And infinite love,

Look down on you always

From Heaven above.

May He send you good fortune

Contentment and peace.

And may all your blessings

Forever increase."

Lilies, signifying purity of heart, grace the shaft of this lovely cross.  The Ballinrobe cross is found in County May.  Ballinrobe is near Lough Mask, a lake, which is wide enough to produce choppy waves in rough weather.  Nearby are the ruins of Inishmanina Abbey, a 13th century Augustinian house, originally founded by St. Connan in the 6th century.  Also nearby is Cong Abbey which was founded in about 1120 by Turlough O’Connor, High King of Ireland, on the site of a 6th century church associated with St. Feichin.