Experts plan to save Monasterboice crosses

The traditional Celtic crosses of Monasterboice, Ireland are crumbling away. Now experts are formulating a plan to save three of the "crosses, recognised as the best in Europe for their period."

The project, which could take up to 20 years to complete, could involve moving the crosses to a secure location or covering them in glass cases. One of the threats to the historic pieces is tourist traffic which overwhelms the rural location. "The site cannot be promoted for tourism on a great scale at the moment, that's one thing we know," said archaeologist Margaret Gowen.