Based on the ancient folklore, the Irish harp is one of the world’s oldest instruments. The ancient Irish kings employed harpist to entertain them. At one sad point in Irish history conquering invaders made it illegal to posses an Irish harp and set out to burn every harp in Ireland in an attempt to kill the “Irish spirit”. Greatly honored, the harp is the national emblem of Ireland. This piece measures 18” approx but also available in 24”.
The Celtic Cross can be found throughout the countrysides of Ireland, Scotland, England and all the Celtic Islands today. Some of the cross date back to the period of the Druids when St. Patrick came to Ireland. The Celtic Cross has become a large representation of Irish culture and history. The Celtic high cross were probably the most important achievement in the entire history of Irish sculpture. Generally sculpted from sandstone and reaching a height of twenty feet..
In Irish tradition a Saint Bridgets Cross is hung over a doorway blessing and bringing good fortune to the people within the home and to all who enter it. This piece is 12" approx in diameter but also available in 18".
The Tara Brooch is a Celtic Brooch of about 700 AD generally considered to be the most impressive of over 50 elaborate Irish brooches to have been discovered. It was found in 1850 and rapidly recognised as one of the most important works of early Christian Irish Insular art. It is now displayed in the in the National Museum in Dublin. This pieces measures approx 15” in diameter but also available in 24”
Long ago when Ireland was a land of the Druids, a Christian bishop known to us now as St. Patrick, came to teach the word of God. Legend suggest that St. Patrick plucked a shamrock from Irish soil to demonstrate the meaning of the Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The shamrock remains Ireland’s most famous symbol. The shamrock is also commonly associated with the symbol of good luck. It measures approx 12″ in diameter but also available in 18″.
The Claddagh Ring is by far the most famous of Irish Ring Designs. The hand s signify friendship, the heart love and the crown loyalty. The theme suggests "Let love and friendship reign". To this day the Claddagh Ring is still used as a wedding ring in parts of Ireland.