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Kiltimagh House Sign

Price: €178.00



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The Irish Celt looked to the earth, sky and sea to learn about his surroundings to gain knowledge to survive. Along with this fascination and almost worship of animal symbols the Celt revered nature itself in the form of nature itself in the form plants, animals or the elements. Through symbols the Irish Celts sought to communicate with the seen and unseen. We see this tie to nature not only to Celtic craft but also in later Irish art in the finest example of medieval manuscripts the Book of Kells. The Celt believed animals arose from the otherworld where elves and fairies also come from. Ring forts or faire forts are still common in many parts of Ireland today and considered very bad luck to interfere with or change in any way.

Birds Meanings
Eagle: Nobel.
Peacocks: Purity.
Cranes: Fidelity.
Goose: Knowledge.

In Celtic tradition the oldest creature is the Hawk messenger between various worlds and the cock or rooster, in several legends, chase away ghosts or terrors of the night by crowing in the dawn.

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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