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Celtic Hound Abi Engraved Sign

Price: €128.00



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Celtic hounds were dogs that were highly respected by royalty and warriors. Given as gifts to men of honour and many warriors. Celtic hounds are said to be either greyhounds, the Scottish deerhound, the Irish wolfhound or a mix of all breeds.

The most famous Irish myth of hounds:
Culann the blacksmith invites the King, Conchobar, to his home for a feast. Before leaving for the feast the king goes to the playing fields to watch the boys playing hurling. The performance by one boy Setana is so impressive the kings asks him to join him at the feast. The boy agrees to follow after he has finished his game of hurling. Conchobar forgets about the boy and Culann lets loose his ferocious hound to protect his house. When the young boy Setanta arrives, the huge hound attacks him, he kills it in self defence with his hurley. Culann is devastated by the loss of his great hound, so Setanta promises he will replace the dog until he can breed a replacement and he himself guards Culann's home. From then on Setanta became known as Culann's hound.

This house plaque comes in different sizes and is made from Irish limestone quarried from County Kilkenny. Irish limestone is millions of years old and is known for its durability. Limestone is a sedimentary rock comprised of mineral calcite. The calcite in Irish limestone is most commonly marine organisms. Irish limestone usually have the fossilised shells of the organisms visibly embedded within the stone. Making this house plaque unique and an interesting addition to your home or would make an interesting and unusual present for a loved one. All our limestone is supplied by God and nature and worked by man.

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