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Statue replica of actual Saint Patrick high cross located in County Donegal, Ireland - made from authentic Irish bog turf!
Made from authentic turf from Irish bogs.
Keep Ireland close with this ornament made from authentic Irish turf - a little piece of Ireland to bless your home and spirit!
Created from Irish turf cut from the bogland of Ireland and handcarved by Irish artisans, this ornament will become a special family heirloom and conversation starter! This turf ornament is crafted from Irish land that is over 5,000 years old.
Irish Turf (peat) is a unique product of Ireland. It comes from the deepest bogs in Ireland which are largely located in the midlands. Irish bogs were formed in marshy wetlands thousands of years ago. This ornament is made from these ancient bogs of Ireland - a perfect piece of Irish history and connection to Ireland.
Keep this Irish high cross replica near to remind you of Ireland. Give as a gift to someone to celebrate Irish heritage or to start the conversation about heritage with a young person.
Measures 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" (with metal hanging hook at the top) with gift box and information about the history of this high cross and Irish bogs.
About this high cross:
The Carndonagh Cross. Early Celtic Christian curvilinear style carved stone High Cross at Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland. This cross is recreated in turf for a special gift of Ireland.
Carndonagh, or Carn Domhnach, means ‘The Burial Mound of the Church’.
It is thought that a monastery, or religious establishment, was founded in Carndonagh in 412, by St. Patrick. An entry, to this effect, can be found in the Book of Armagh.
The Carndonagh Cross, on the outskirts of the town, which is thought to date from the 7th century, is one of the oldest and most important free-standing crosses in Ireland. It is decorated with Celtic and Christian symbols and is flanked by two smaller pillar stones which are also of considerable historical interest. The site is a major tourist attraction and it rarely without someone present to enjoy its beauty.
It is thought the Cross is situated on the site of several churches dating back many centuries, and it was one of several crosses that marked the limits of a church boundary – with the Carndonagh Cross being the only one remaining.