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Celtic Cross on the Hill of Tara

Celtic Cross on the Hill of Tara

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  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 31 Jul 2015, 02:00
The best part is the rusty cage, Tom, but I suppose that was not from the era of the stone!!
Tom Wilson: A little later, I think, Ray smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2015, 06:54
I wonder what the railings are protecting it from Tom?
Tom Wilson: Vandals, vistors standing on it to have their pictures taken, chipping bits of for mementos, stealing the whole thing as a garden ornament, etc.,etc. smile
I saw many a Celtic cross while I was in England recently, Tom, and found myself really drawn to them.
Tom Wilson: It's an attractive design - said to combine the Christian cross with the pagan sun.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2015, 07:36
Why was this cross framed in?
Tom Wilson: Protection against vandalism, I'd guess, Philine.
The Celtic cross is a design of such simple beauty
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it?
Lovely capture Tom. I have seen a few of them in Brittany.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - yes, they are not uncommon,
This is a fine presentation, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
It's well protected isn't it
Tom Wilson: It certainly is - I haven't been able to find anything about it, other than mentions of its existence.
I like this very distinctive design of crosses the Celts used in their time.
Tom Wilson: Yes, it is said that it combines the cross and the symbol of the pagan sun god.

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