The St Brigids Cross

    A beautiful tradition, a holy and potent symbol woven from the rushes of Irish rivers and thought to ward off evil and hunger for generations of Irish people.

    St. Brigid's Cross (Cros Bríde in Irish) is a cross woven from rushes, with 4 arms tied at the end and meeting in a woven patterned square in the centre. Traditionally they were displayed over the door of a house to ward off evil. The tradition marks the beginning of spring, St Brigid's Day being the 1st February.