SYMBOLS OF IRELAND

ST. BRIDGET'S CROSS
IRISH SHAMROCK
CELTIC CROSS
CLADDAGH
CELTIC HARP
TARA BROOCH
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KC/1. ST. BRIGID'S CROSS

St. Brigid was known as the Celtic saint of Well-Being, with this unique cross being her symbol. The original cross was woven with rushes from the river Shannon. Her feast day is February 1st. It is tradition in Ireland to hang a St. Brigid's cross over your door on this day to ensure good health throughout the coming year.

this piece is 12" in diameter and weighs approximately 250 grammes




KC/2. Irish Shamrock

Legend suggests that the shamrock was used by St. Patrick in the fifth century to demonstrate the meaning of the Trinity. The plant was reputed to have mystic powers... the leaves standing upright to warn of an approaching storm. To this day it remains one of Ireland's most famous symbols.

This piece is 12" in diameter and weighs approximately 350 grammes.



KC/3 Celtic Cross

Celtic Crosses can be found throughout Ireland. They were carved by Irish monks around 1200AD. During this period Ireland was a place of learning and knowledge for the whole of Europe and became known as the island of saints and scholars. It is said that there is nothing more Irish than a Celtic Cross.

This piece is 18" high by 12" wide and weighs approximately 350 grammes.



KC/4. Claddagh

The Claddagh Ring is the most famous of Irish ring designs. It originated in an old fishing village in Galway. The hands signify friendships, the heart love, and the crown loyalty. The theme suggests "Let Love and Friendship Reign". To this day the claddagh ring is still used as a wedding ring of parts of Ireland.

This piece is 12" in diameter and weighs approximately 350 grammes.



KC/5. Celtic Harp

The Celtic Harp is probably the oldest of all stringed instruments and has been played in Ireland since ancient times. It has been used extensively as the emblem of Ireland. It is used by the Irish government and by Guinness our national drink.

This piece is 18" high by 12" wide and weighs approximately 400 grammes.



KC/6. Tara Brooch

Ireland has a tradition of fine craftsmen in metal. Our penannular brooches are an example of this. The most famous being the Tara Brooch. They were worn by the great warriors and chieftains of Ireland at great ceremonies and feasts in ancient times.

This piece is 15" high by 12" wide and weighs approximately 400 grammes



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THE ABOVE PIECES ARE AVAILABLE IN LARGER SIZES
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KC/20 LG. ST BRIDGET'S CROSS 18" DIA .............. WEIGHT APPROX. 700 GRAMMES


KC/21 LG. IRISH SHAMROCK 18" DIA ............ WEIGHT APPROX 900 GRAMMES


KC/22 LG. CELTIC CROSS 24"H X 18"W ............. WEIGHT APPROX 1000 GRAMMES


KC/23 LG. CLADDAGH 18" DIA ............................... WEIGHT APPROX 800 GRAMMES


KC/24 LG. CELTIC HARP 24"H X 18"W ............ WEIGHT APPROX 1000 GRAMMES


KC/25 LG. TARA BROOCH 24"H X 18"W ............ WEIGHT APPROX 1000 GRAMMES

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