Saint Patrick’s Celtic Cross of Carndonagh

Beautiful Carndonagh, Donegal

Saint Patrick’s high cross is found in the seaside village of Carndonagh, County Donegal. It is one of the oldest high crosses from the early Christian Period to be found anywhere in the British Isles. The cross is richly decorated with impressive Celtic artwork. This, combined with the millennia of history behind it, is sure […]

Celtic Crosses at Kells

Kells Celtic Cross and Tower

The monastery at Kells, was founded in 807 by Columbian monks fleeing Viking attacks on their Island home at Iona. When you stand atop the hill upon which the famous monastery is situated, it is easy to why the monks chose the site. On a clear day, you can see across the fertile plains of […]

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 […]

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 […]