Cranfield Cross

Cranfield Cross - Crois Chreamhchoille

The cross beside the football field is the latest in a series of many crosses to have been erected on this spot for hundreds of years. While there is some uncertainty as to its origins, the most likely explanation is that it is a “ Termon” Cross, derived from Irish “Tearmann”  and Latin “Terminus” meaning a boundary. These crosses are known throughout Ireland and are associated with monastic settlements, in this case quite possibly with the church in Cranfield. The predecessor to the present cross was made by Charlie Fergus father of Neil Fergus and its remains lie in the old church to the present day.