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 change color, thus revealing the beautiful cross which is only visible from the air.
The cross was planted in Kilkee Forest by a local forester by the name of Liam Emmery. Sadly, Mr. Emmery passed away in 2010 at the age of 51 and dd not get to enjoy the excitement of the discovery of his creation. His wife, when contact by local media, said that she, along with everyone else, had completely forgotten about her husband’s creation. She said, ‘I’d forgotten about the plantation, if he was here, we would have all heard about it because he would have been so proud.’
What a wonderful legacy to leave for others to enjoy for many years to come.
The Celtic cross in the forest bears a resemblance to one of our silver Celtic Crosses