This cross is a replica from Co. Clare, Ireland. The Harp Cross is located among the ruins of the Quin Friary, which was founded as a Franciscan Friary in 1433. Carved into the face of the cross is an Irish harp and scores of shamrocks. Both have become famous symbols of Ireland. The harp figures into many of the old Irish myths. The shamrock is from a legend about St. Patrick that says he used the shamrock, with its three leaves, to explain the Triune nature of God.
This mother daughter artist team own and run this family business. Both of them are gifted in carving and design. Each object they handcraft is inspired
by an actual carved stone monument and has a reference to the time period and culture it
was taken from. Once a monument is selected, the piece is hand carved by the artists and a mold is made.
Each of the molds are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and goes through several steps to make it look as
close to the ancient stone carvings as possible. These pieces are a wonderful architectural adornment
in the home as well as in the garden. They represent a tie to our rich past and can be enjoyed for years to come.
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