Since the 500’s, the Saint Brigid’s Cross has been connected with the timeless folk traditions of Ireland. Throughout Ireland, the cross is affiliated with the arrival of the season of Spring and with St. Brigid, a native of Kildare. Due to the association between the cross and Spring, St. Brigid’s day has been celebrated on February 1st for centuries.
The hand-weaving of the Saint Brigid’s Cross at the beginning of Spring is an ancient Irish custom. The cross is made from rushes which are harvested from Ireland’s longest river, the river Shannon, and are then cut to length.
Our St. Brigid’s Cross comes complete with a complimentary gift tag where you can write your own personal message.