Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe
Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe
Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe
Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe
Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe
Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe

Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe

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Gold Celtic Cross of Drumcliffe

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Beautiful Celtic Cross Pendant handmade in sterling silver or gold faithfully captures all authentic detail of the original Celtic cross found at the monastery of Drumcliffe.

43mm high and 17mm wide. 8g silver weight. 10.2g gold weight. With 18″ chain.
This cross is a double-sided replica of the original cross. Handmade and hallmarked in Ireland.

Beloved to my heart also in the West Drumcliffe, at Culcinne’s Strand.

These lines are from a poem attributed to St.Columcille (or St.Columba as he is also known), the founder of the monastry at Drumcliffe. He was born in Donegal, a member of a royal family, studied at bardic and monastic schools and after his ordination traveled Ireland and founded several monastic settlements, including Derry, near his own birthplace, Durrow and Kells.

On one of his journeys he made a hurried copy of the Book of Psalters belonging to St.Finnian of Moville. A dispute arose about the ownership of the copy and the High King of Ireland, Diarmuid, gave the famous judgement, To every cow its calf, to every book its copy. Shortly after this a fugitive from King Diarmuid sought sanctuary with Columcille. Diarmuid’s men pursued him and, violating the law of sanctuary, killed him. Colmcille responded with anger and called on his royal kinsman for support. There was a battle at Culi-dreinne, at which the King was defeated and there were many casualties. Columcille was overcome with remorse, feeling that his earlier argument with the High King had tempted Diarmuid to violate sanctuary and this had led to the battle. It is unclear whether he was sent into exile by a Synod or whether exile was a self imposed penance. In any event, Columcille left for Scotland. There he founded monastic settlements, the most famous being Iona, which became his home for the rest of his life.

We know that he made one famous return journey to Ireland at the Council of Druim Ceat in Co. Meath. He visited Clonmacnois and so on his journey up the west coast to Sligo he founded the monastic settlement at Drumcliffe, not far from the scene of the fateful battle. He is said to have left his bishop’s crozier there as a sign of his love. Certainly, the magnificent cross erected there later, the only important one found in Sligo, is a tribute to the family of Columcille who were its patrons for many generations.

The cross has fantastic animals in full relief as well as scenes from the scriptures. These are represented by both figures and symbolic designs. Nearby is the grave of the poet, William Butler Yeats. It is marked as he requested with a stone inscribed with the epitaph which he wrote for himself, Cast a cold eye, On life, on death, Horseman, pass by.

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Donna-Jeanne Stanwood
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I ordered the Connemara Marble Trinity Knot Ring for myself & I am SO pleased with it. It's even lovelier then the picture shows! My sister loves it so much I've just ordered another one for her! I definitely recommend this ring if you're thinking of treating yourself to something really nice!

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Mary Brady
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I bought this for my cousin . Mary Brady who lives in Galway. She absolutely loves it. The quality and workmanship are amazing. A truly treasured birthday gift. A great price for such a fine piece and it arrived very quickly in a beautiful gift box. I have bought other gifts since . I definitely recommend to everyone. Quality AAA

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Maureen McGonagle
Absolutely beautiful

This is an absolutely beautiful necklace. So glad I found it and bought it!

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Yvonne A
Absolutely Beautiful!

Love this ring. I have many Claddagh, but this one by far is my favorite. The detail on this ring is gorgeous. The pattern on the ring band is delicate but strong, Connemara marble is so pretty. I absolutely love this ring!

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Carol Malone
I couldn’t love it more!

I am totally happy with my Connemara Marble Claddagh ring! It is exactly as pictured! I was VERY IMPRESSED with the promptness of the shipping and delivery!! I would definitely purchase from Gifts of Ireland again!!

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