This is an authentic hand-crafted St Brigid’s Cross, made by Naomh Padraig Crafts using rushes from the banks of the River Shannon.
The St. Brigid’s Cross was traditionally placed in cottages, and out-houses on her feast day, February 1st, the day on which she died about 524 AD. It is believed this emblem protects the home, and animals from evil, and want. Tradition tells us that some time later every county in Ireland had its own design of St Brigid cross, however because of the nature of the material few specimens remain today.
The tradition of St Brigid’s Crosses is still strong in Ireland and crosses are often sent to friends and family abroad as a reminder of home.
Dimensions: 12″ (Length)