Mullingar Pewter St Brigid's Pewter Cross

Regular price €46.00
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An Irish Home Blessing

This stunning Mullingar Pewter St Brigid's Cross is handcrafted in Ireland. It is a lovely Irish blessing for the home to watch over the family.

View our video of the cross.

Irish tradition says the St Brigid's Cross over an entry way will provide your home protection from harm. This cross is associated with Saint Brigid of Kildare, one of Ireland's most celebrated patron saints, and a pioneering Christian nun. She has become as iconic as St Patrick or the Irish shamrock, with her crosses being found in many Irish homes.

  • 8" diameter
  • Made in Ireland 
  • Authentic Irish Pewter
  • Lovely Irish blessing for the home

 

Our Maker

In 1974, Paddy Collins revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland, establishing his workshop in Mullingar, County Westmeath. Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman times (as an alloy of tin mixed mainly with copper and antimony), and came to Ireland 800 years ago, becoming fashionable among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes. Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances (modern pewter no longer contains lead, for instance), producing wonderful heritage gifts.