- Irish Decorative Items
- Irish Stone Crosses
- Celtic Cross: St. Mullin's Cross of Ireland in Cast Stone
Replica of Ireland's St. Mullin's Cross, hand-cast in stone composite 10" x 5"; Item CR-STMU
The Irish Wake offers gorgeous stone Celtic crosses that are detailed replicas of magnificent crosses dotting the landscape of Ireland,
at cathedrals, abbeys, and other sacred places.
This is a cast stone replica of the St. Mullin's Cross found at the St. Mullin's Monastery on the east bank of the River Barrow in County Carlow, Ireland. This ancient monastery was founded by St. Moling, a prince, poet, artist and priest who died in 696. He became Bishop of Ferns and was buried at St. Mullin's. The monastery was plundered by the Vikings in 951 and was burned in 1138. An Abbey was built on the site later, in the Middle Ages.
The 8th Century manuscript known as "The Book of Mulling" contains the plans for St. Mullin's, the earliest known plans for an Irish monastery. On this site were four crosses inside the round monastic walls, and eight crosses outside it, including this beautiful example, festooned with Irish shamrocks.
Authentic to the tiniest detail, this cross is cast by hand in a composite stone material, and has a beautiful antique patina.
The cross measures 10" high and 5" wide and has a hanger on the back.
These sturdy, substantial crosses are the perfect accompaniment to an Irish funeral memorial service,whether hung on the wall, placed on or in the casket, decorating the podium, or displayed amongst the flowers.
Afterwards, a cross is a touching remembrance for Irish families to display at home as a lasting tribute to their departed loved one.