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Knocknadobar Canon’s Cross

  • Address
    Dooneen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Always Open
  • What to see
    Station Cross


Canon Brosnan played a pivotal role in transforming Cnoc na dTobar into a Christian pilgrimage site in the 1880s. Inspired by the site’s rich history of pre-Christian Celtic and early Christian celebrations, Brosnan erected Christian crosses and Stations of the Cross along the ancient pilgrim path.

In 1884, a cross was placed next to an altar at the summit, and the following year the 14 Stations of the Cross were erected, making Knocknadobar one of Ireland’s 12 National Pilgrim Trails. His vision and efforts have endured, making Cnoc na dTobar a sacred mountain and an important destination for pilgrims today.


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