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The History of the Celtic Cross | Drumcliffe Cross

The History of the Celtic Cross | Drumcliffe Cross

Hello there! I hope you had a nice weekend. I hope you are well. There have been many Irish monastic settlements across Ireland. They were the first cities of Ireland and they were a hub of knowledge, wisdom and spirituality. When the vikings came to Ireland in 900AD, many of these settlements were destroyed. However, they left behind powerful symbols of faith; the wonderfully crafted Celtic cross.


My Trip To The Celtic Cross

As part of my Story of Ireland series, I travelled up to County Sligo at the Wild Atlantic Way to explore the Celtic cross of Drumcliffe. From the midlands where I am from, it takes about three hours to drive up. I travel through Offaly, Longford, and Mayo. I

The sun was shining and there was no better day to capture the best shots of the skillfully carved cross. am baffled by how proudly it can still stand stall against all the years of weathering. In my video you will see and hear all about it! Enjoy!

Video: The Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe


Our makers have been inspired to create beautiful gifts inspired by these Celtic crosses. Have a look at our Mullingar Pewter Clonmacnoise cross statue, our Bog Buddies from cross, and our Wild Goose cross plaques. We also carry a lovely range of replica cross necklaces which are scale models of our Celtic crosses necklaces!

Join me soon for another Story of Ireland. You can check out more stories from our blog here.

Slán for now,


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1 comment

  • Patty
    Dec 01, 2022 at 23:10

    Love the Irish blessing 💚🤍🧡❤️☘️🍀


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