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St Brigid's Cross

St Brigid's Cross

The original St. Brigid's Cross was made from straw, but we also have pewter or bronze along with china and peat among our many St. Brigid's wall crosses and gifts.
The variety of St. Brigid's wall crosses and gifts that is offered at The Irish Gift House is second to none. We offer St. Brigid's crosses for your home that are made from wood along with Connemara marble and brass included in the many options. Additionally, we also offer gifts that are related to St. Brigid of Kildare that include key rings and a fine pewter tankard along with many Christmas ornaments.

This section of St. Brigid's crosses is devoted to those for the wall along with gifts and ornaments; you will find a fine selection of St. Brigid's jewelry, that includes necklaces and charms, in our Irish jewelry section.

St. Brigid's Cross: Straw

This traditional St. Brigid’s cross is made in Ireland from genuine straw-like rushes.
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St Brigid's Tankard: Mullingar Pewter

The Saint Brigid's tankard is made of pewter and it is ideal as a beer mug.
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St Brigid's Cross: Mullingar Pewter

St. Brigid's cross for the wall is crafted of fine Irish pewter.
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Belleek St. Brigid's Cross

St. Brigid's wall cross is crafted of fine Irish china and it is enhanced with hand painted shamrocks.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Wooden

This St. Brigid's wall cross is crafted in Ireland using 7 different types of wood.
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St. Brigids Cross: Royal Tara China

This bone china St. Brigid's wall cross features the trellis shamrock design.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Bronze

This St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional bronze plated design.
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Belleek St. Brigid's Cross Ornament

This St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament from Belleek China features hand painted shamrocks.
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St. Brigid's Cross, Brass

This St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional brass design.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Irish Peat

This St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional design that is made of Irish turf or peat.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Silver

This St. Brigid's wall cross is made of aluminum and features a silver tone color.
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Small St. Brigid's Cross

This St. Brigid's wall cross is small aluminum design with a silver tone color.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Green Porcelain

This St. Brigid's wall cross is small green porcelain design with a textured finish.
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St. Brigid's Cross Irish Christmas Ornament, Wood

This St. Brigid's cross ornament is crafted in Ireland using 7 different types of wood.
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St. Brigid's Cross Irish Christmas Ornament, Royal Tara China

This bone china St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament features the trellis shamrock design.
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St. Brigid's Cross Ornament: Bronze

This St. Brigid's cross Irish Christmas ornament features a bronze plated finish.
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St. Brigid's Cross: Traditional Straw

This traditional St. Brigid’s cross is made in Ireland from genuine straw-like rushes.
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Connemara Marble St. Brigid's Cross Key Ring

The St. Brigid's cross on this Irish key ring is made of Connemara marble.
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Irish Christmas Ornament, Peat St. Brigid's Cross

This Irish Christmas ornament is a St. Brigid's cross that is carved of turf or peat.
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St. Brigid's Cross Ornament in Silver Tone Metal

This silver metal St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament is enhanced with a dimensional finish.
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St. Brigid's Cross Ornament with Shamrocks

This white porcelain St. Brigid's cross ornament is enhanced with green shamrocks.
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In addition to these wall crosses and gifts, The Irish Gift House, is proud of our selections of St. Brigid's cross necklaces, along with the St. Brigid's cross charms, that are featured in our Irish Jewelry section.  Please take a look at this wonderful collection that we offer in gold and in sterling silver; we additionally have several pieces that are plated designs.

Another of our Christian symbols, in the form of jewelry, that you may browse on this site are our sterling silver Celtic cross necklaces and gold Celtic cross necklaces. Most of these choices are fashioned for ladies so for stockier versions please take a look at our Celtic cross necklaces for men. Don't think that you are limited to these categories as we also feature styles that are crafted in pewter and we also have a selection of stainless steel Celtic crosses.
 
Just as is the case with St. Brigid, The Irish Gift House offers an assortment of Celtic cross gifts that range from blankets to key rings; these are in addition to the many Celtic wall crosses and standing Celtic crosses in our inventory.

Our selection of St. Brigid's crosses include those made in Ireland by Belleek along with Mullingar Pewter and Liffey Artefacts

The History of the St. Brigid and Her Cross.

St. Brigid was born the daughter of Dubhtach, a Leinster pagan chieftain, and a slave woman during the mid-fifth century in Ireland. It is believed that she was a contemporary of St. Patrick  who converted her to Catholicism.  St. Brigid founded a monastery in Kildare, Ireland and is remembered for her great charity and kindness and is second only to St. Patrick, among Ireland’s heritage of Saints.  Thousands of Irish woman are named Brigid in her honor.  St. Brigid’s feast day, February 1, corresponds with Imbolc, the Celtic feast of purification and renewal.

The most enduring image of St. Brigid is the St. Brigid’s Cross. In her endeavor to explain the Passion of Christ to her father, a dying pagan, she wove a cross from the straw-like rushes strewn on the floor.  In those early Christian times the farmers adopted the custom of making these same crosses at the beginning of spring to protect their holdings, placing the handmade St. Brigid's cross in prominent positions in their houses and barns. The tradition of making the crosses on St. Brigid's Day, February 1st, continues to the present day in Ireland and abroad.  The St. Brigid’s Cross is believed to protect homes from want and evil.