Celtic Cross Sculptures pg A
Co. Fermanaagh, Ireland
Cross is 6 3/4 inches x 6 inches
Co. Tipperary, Ireland
This delightful cross comes from the heart of Ireland and the won of Ballina., where the Shannon River leaves Lough Derg and rushes toward the city of Limerick and the the ocean.
The descending dove is a reference to the Bible verse, Mark 1:11, 'And when Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens split open and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on him'.
The cross is entirely covered with a lovely design of grapes, lilies and ivy.
Cross is 10 inches x 5 1/2 inches
Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Deep peace of the running waves to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the smiling stars to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you,
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland settled in this valley around AD 440 and founded a church, monastery and nunnery. Across the River Bonet from the village of Dromahair there is also Creeveless, a Franciscan Friary, which was founded in 1508 by Margaret, wife of Owen O’Roarke.
Co. Cork, Ireland
Skibbereen is a thriving market town, regarded as the capital of the area known as The Carberies. Situated on the River Ilen, it was founded after Algerian pirates sacked the neighboring port of Baltimore in 1631 carrying off 200 inhabitants into slavery. In the 17th century it produced two battling bishops: one was killed in 1602 fighting the forces of Queen Elizabeth, and the other was hanged on Cromwell’s orders in 1650. The coastline from Ross Carber to Baltimore twists round creeks, sandy bays, harbors and headlands. To the west of Skibbereen is Mizen Head, the most southwesterly tip of Ireland. The light house Mizen Vision is reached by a bridge across a rocky chasm.
Cross is 9 3/4 inches x 4 inches