Monasterboice, County Louth, Ireland
“This monastery is like a dead city, where the ruins of two small churches, a broken Round Tower, and three sculptured crosses rise from among the tombstones….The massive Cross of Muiredach is the finest of the three crosses and perhaps the most splendid of all Irish sculptured crosses.”
The monastery was founded in 521 AD by Saint Buite. The sandstone cross was erected in the 10th century.
The message on the postcard, postmarked 1980, says, “Back in Ireland and love every minute. My husband passed away in April. It takes a great deal of adjusting. Maybe the trip will help.”