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St Brigid's Cross

St Brigids Cross

St. Brigid's Cross was originally made from straw or rushes. In addition to straw, we feature St. Brigid's wall crosses that are made of pewter or bronze, along with china and peat. We also offer St. Brigid's cross ornaments 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.

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. 

A brief St. Brigid’s history is offered at the bottom of this page.

11" x 11"

St Brigids Cross - Straw

St. Brigid’s wall cross is a traditional design that is made in Ireland from genuine straw-like rushes. The St. Brigid’s Cross is believed to protect homes from want and evil.
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St Brigids Tankard - Mullingar Pewter

Saint Brigid's tankard is made of solid pewter. The Irish tankard depicts the life of St. Brigid with three elaborately embossed panels.
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St Brigids Cross - Mullingar Pewter

St. Brigid's cross for the wall is crafted of fine Irish pewter that is enhanced with embossed detailing that emulates the look of straw.
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7 1/2" Tall.

St Brigids Cross - Belleek

Belleek St. Brigid's wall cross is crafted of fine Irish china and it is enhanced with hand painted green shamrocks along with embossed elements with the look of straw.
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7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

St Brigids Cross - Wooden

St. Brigid's wall cross is crafted in Ireland using seven different types of wood. This St. Brigid's cross is ready to hang in a prominent position in your home.
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St Brigids Cross - Bronze

St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional bronze plated design that is enhanced with embossed detailing that mimics the straw construction of the original design.
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St Brigids Cross - Royal Tara China

St. Brigid's wall cross is crafted of fine bone china and features the trellis shamrock motif along with embossed elements and gold accenting.
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Belleek St Brigids Cross - Ornament

St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament features fine Belleek China craftsmanship that is enhanced with embossed detailing along with hand painted green shamrocks.
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7" x 7"

St Brigids Cross - Brass

St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional brass design that is enhanced with embossed detailing.
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St Brigids Cross - Peat

St. Brigid's wall cross features a dimensional design that is made of Irish turf or peat. The turf St. Brigid's cross is enhanced with embossed detailing.
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5" x 5"

St Brigids Cross - Silver

St. Brigid's wall cross is made of aluminum and features a silver tone color. The silver St. Brigid's cross is enhanced with embossed elements that mimic the look of straw.
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3 3/4" x 3 3/4"

St Brigids Cross - Small

St. Brigid's wall cross is small aluminum design that features a silver tone color. The small St. Brigid's cross is enhanced with embossed elements.
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St Brigids Cross - Porcelain

St. Brigid's wall cross is small green porcelain design that is enhanced with a textured finish.
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Irish Christmas Ornament - St Brigids Cross - Wood

St. Brigid's cross ornament is crafted in Ireland using 7 different types of wood; it is compete with a green hanging ribbon.
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St Brigids Cross Christmas Ornament - Royal Tara China

St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament is crafted of fine bone china that features the trellis shamrock motif along with embossed detailing.
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St Brigids Cross Ornament - Bronze

St. Brigid's cross Irish Christmas ornament features a bronze plated finish that is enhanced with embossed detailing and includes a green hanging ribbon.
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Irish Christmas Ornament - St Brigids Cross - Peat

St. Brigid's cross is carved of turf to make an Irish Christmas ornament that is enhanced with embossed detailing along with a green hanging ribbon.
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3" x 3"

St Brigids Cross Ornament - Metal

St. Brigid's cross Christmas ornament is crafted in silver tone metal that is enhanced with a dimensional motif with embossed detailing.
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St Brigids Cross Ornament

St. Brigid's cross ornament is crafted of white porcelain that is enhanced with green shamrocks along with embossed detailing.
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Handmade!

St Brigids Cross - Straw - Ornament

St. Brigid’s cross ornament is a traditional design that is made in Ireland from genuine straw-like rushes.
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St Brigids Cross - Traditional Straw

Traditional St. Brigid’s cross is made in Ireland from genuine straw-like rushes. The St. Brigid's wall cross is ready to hang in your home.
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St Brigids Cross Key Ring - Connemara Marble

St. Brigid's cross key ring features a carved Connemara marble icon that is attached to a metal chain and ring.
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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.