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St Brigits Cross Sign

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The Brigid’s crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare who is venerated as one of Ireland's patron saints. The crosses are traditionally made on the 1st of February, S.t Brigid's feast day, usually from rushes or less often straw. Many rituals are associated with the making of the cross and it is traditionally believed that a Brigid cross protects the home from fire and evil. it is hung in many Irish and Irish American kitchens for this purpose. St. Brigid is also known as Mary of the Gael. Though a Christian symbol now, it possibly derives from the Celtic sun wheel.

The Legend
Brigid was called to the bed side of a dyeing pagan chieftain. She sat beside him to watch over him in his final hours. While sitting by the dying man, Brigid picked some rushes from the floor and began to weave a cross. The sick man asked what she was making, so Brigid explained the story of Jesus to him. Before he died the chieftain became a Christian.

This house plaque comes in different sizes and is made from Irish limestone quarried from counties Kilkenny, Galway, Roscommon and from the Burren. 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 has the fossilised shells of the organisms visibly embedded within the stone making this house plaque unique and an interesting addition to your home or 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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