Mellifont Abbey Cross Co. Louth, Ireland
Item Number: MH198
The Mellifont Cross is located among the ruins of the Monasterboice monastery but we have chosen to name it after the
neighboring Mellifont Abbey. This design is coverd with ivy leaves; a symbol of everlasting life and the shamrocks of
Ireland. In the center is a circle of knot work; also representing everlasting life and God around whom everything
revolves. The IHS symbol at the top is popular in Ireland means Jesus; Savior of Man or Jesus; Lord; Savior.
This Cross requires a 2 Week Lead time
This mother daughter artist team own and run this family business. Both of them are gifted in carving and design. Each object they handcraft is inspired
by an actual carved stone monument and has a reference to the time period and culture it
was taken from. Once a monument is selected, the piece is hand carved by the artists and a mold is made.
Each of the molds are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and goes through several steps to make it look as
close to the ancient stone carvings as possible. These pieces are a wonderful architectural adornment
in the home as well as in the garden. They represent a tie to our rich past and can be enjoyed for years to come.