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From Holy Jerusalem to Holy Tuam: The True Cross, The Cult of John the Baptist and King Turlough O’Connor 

In 1829, Fr Michael Waldron, the new parish priest of Cong, Co Mayo, discovered in his predecessor’s belongings the now world-famous Cross of Cong.  The subsequent history of the cross, writes MICHAEL BRABAZON, is one of a growing fame, becoming something of a cultural icon housed in the National Museum of Ireland.  But what of the piece of the True Cross for which the Cross of Cong was a purpose-made reliquary in 1123?