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Tralee Cross

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Tralee Cross.

The original of this cross design stands in the churchyard of the remains of the Muckross Friary. Tralee is a delightful town nearby to Muckross. Among the stones of the graveyard are those of the last king of Desmond, and O'Sullivan, MacGillycuddy and O'Donoghue, clean chieftains. The cross itself is made up of many different knotwork designs. The knot work symbolized eternal life to the Celts and the designs are seemingly inexhaustible in their variety. The bird near the center is presumable a swan. Birds, particularly water birds, were considered to be messengers between heaven and earth for they are equally at home on the land, the water and the air above. It is not one of the very ancient cross monuments, but from a later period. Its simplicity of design is very appealing.

From: Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dimensions: 12"x 5"

Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.

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