Mysterious Celtic Cross Discovered in Irish Forest

celtic cross in a forest.

In the fall of 2016, passengers flying into Derry Airport noticed something very unusual as they flew over a forest in County Donegal. They discovered a huge Celtic Cross had been planted in the middle of a forest. The Celtic cross was only discovered because an unusually dry period of weather caused the trees to […]

Celtic Durrow High Cross

If you are looking for a historic day break, Durrow Abbey provides a wonderful ancient Celtic experience featuring the ancient Durrow Celtic Cross as well as other Celtic Cross Slabs exhibited within a conserved church. Durrow is one of Ireland’s most important early Christian monasteries and is considered to be of international importance. Situated from […]

The Pagan Roots of the Celtic Cross

The ancient Celts were first mentioned by early Roman historians in the fifth century BC. They were warlike tribes who lived in the foothills of the Alps in southern France. They gradually expanded their territory and eventually migrated to Britain and Ireland. When we think of Irish Celtic Art, we tend to associate it with […]

Celtic Cross of Muiredach at Monasterboice

If you are visiting Dublin have have a day to spare, you could consider taking a trip up the coast to the town of Drogheda. During medieval times, Drogheda vied with Dublin to be the capital of English rule in Ireland. Strategically situated at the mouth of the River Boyne it is easy to appreciate […]

Clonmacnoise and The Celtic Cross of Scriptures

Founded By Saint Ciaran in the 6th century, Clonmacnoise occupies a beautiful site on the banks of the river Shannon. The monastery was founded on a strategic site by the fording point of the Eiscir Riada, or the Royal Route that travels East to West across the country. From the 8th to 12th century the […]