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    Symbols and stories of Ireland

    The symbols and stories of Ireland are forever linked to the Celtic culture, which became dominant here around 500 BC. Symbols and signs held deep meaning and had huge power for the ancient Celts. Ireland's rich history and culture has cherished stories and storytelling for thousands of years, and these symbols speak of incredible tales of love and devotion, of saint and scholars, myths and legends. Some of these have become obscured in the mists of time, but all these beautiful Irish tales continue to be told in Ireland up to present day.

    Celtic Cross symbol

    THE CELTIC CROSS

    A symbol of Irish faith Find out more
    Claddagh symbol

    THE CLADDAGH

    A symbol of Love, loyalty & friendship Find out more
    Irish Harp symbol

    THE IRISH HARP

    A symbol of Irish identity & pride Find out more
    Shamrock symbol

    THE SHAMROCK

    A symbol of our emerald isle Find out more
    Tree of life symbol

    THE TREE OF LIFE

    A symbol of family & Celtic heritage Find out more
    Trinity Knot symbol

    THE TRINITY KNOT

    A symbol of never ending love & eternal life Find out more
    St Bridget's Cross symbol

    ST. BRIDGET’S CROSS

    Ancient Irish symbol of protection Find out more
    Connemara Marble symbol

    CONNEMARA MARBLE

    Ireland's unique gemstone from the unspoilt wild Atlantic coast Find out more

    The Irish have always loved a good story, and the art of storytelling has been celebrated for thousands and thousands of years in Ireland. In ancient Ireland stories about the Tree of Life, and the Trinity Knot helped us make sense of the world, nature and our place in it. In early Christian Ireland, the Shamrock famously helped St Patrick to explain the mysteries of Christianity to pagan Ireland, while the Celtic Crosses which still dot the Irish countryside today, helped early Christian educators to explain the new faith.