The Tralee cross is found in Co. Kerry, Ireland. The original of this cross stands in the churchyard of the remains of the Muckross Friary. Tralee is a delightful town nearby to Muckross. Among the tombs of the graveyard are those of the last king of Desmond, and O’Sullivan, MacGillycuddy and O’Donoghue, clan 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 presumably 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. Your order is accompanied by a short history and the meaning behind the designs in this cross.
Approximately 6″ wide x 12.5″ tall
Made in USA.