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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.