Abbeyschrule Cross

$47.00 USD

Abbeyshrule is a picturesque village located along the banks of the Royal Canal in South County Longford. Abbeyshrule is home to a Cistercian Abbey, founded from Mellifont in 1150 AD by the Cistercians who came to Abbeyshrule at the request of the O'Farrells, Princes of Annally. The Abbey was built on the site of an earlier Christian settlement whose ninth century abbots are recorded in the Annals. The graveyard has several interesting grave slabs and stones. The IHS stands for the name of Jesus Christ. It was often placed on tombstones and carved into doorways. The Shamrock was used by St Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to pagan people of Ireland, using the tri-part leaf as a symbol of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit existing both separately and as one.

 

Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 9"

 

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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