Skibbereen Cross by McHarp
Celtic Skibbereen Cross by McHarp
9.5" high x 3.5" wide
Hangar on back.
A lovely cross carved with flowers on a vine and Trinity Knot Center.
Made of a sturdy cast stone-like material, colored and sealed, ready to hang! Indoors or outdoors, a great addition to any home or garden!
Explanation card included.
Made in the USA
In Stock! Ships Immediately!
Explanation Card Reads:
Skibbereen is a thriving market town, regarded as the capital of the area known as The Carberies. Situated on the River Ilen, it was founded after Algerian pirates sacked the neighboring port of Baltimore in 1631 carrying off 200 inhabitants into slavery in the 17th century it produced two "battling bishops": one was killed in 1602 fighting the forces of Queen Elizabeth, and the other was hanged on Cromwell's orders in 1650. The coastline from Ross Carber to Baltimore twists round creeks, sandy bays, harbors, and headlands. To the west of Skibbereen is Mizen Head, the most southwesterly tip of Ireland. The lighthouse Mizen Vision is reached by a bridge across a rocky chasm warning ships of the steep cliffs, which are often lashed by storms.