Donagh Cross

Top choice historic site in Carndonagh

The intricate 7th-century Donagh Cross (also called St Patrick's Cross) stands under a shelter by an Anglican church at the west end of town. It's carved with a darling short-bodied, big-eyed figure of Jesus, smiling impishly. Flanking the cross are two small pillars, one showing a man, possibly Goliath, with a sword and shield, and the other, David and his harp. In the graveyard there's a pillar with a carved marigold on a stem; nearby there is a crucifixion scene.