The Papal Cross Killineer

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Contractor: Harry Allen
Architectural Team: Turlough McKevitt
Papl Cross Killineer

Papal Cross Killineer

As a memorial of the 1979 Pope John Paul II this Papal Cross was erected along the roadside at Killineer. The reason behind Drogheda being chosen to host the pope’s visit was to accommodate the population of Northern Ireland, halfway between Dublin and Belfast – this influenced Turlough’s concept behind the design as he drew inspiration from the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim. Constructed with in-situ cast boardmark concrete the well-known local landmark sits proudly by the N1 and is revered and maintained by the locals to this day.