This Granite cross is found in the Church of Ireland churchyard in the town of Castledermot. The church goes back to the 12th and 13th centuries; beside the church stands a Round Tower. The 10 foot tall cross was erected in the ninth century and is thought to have been used the scenes like a picture book to teach about Christ.
Cast in the USA by McHarp, each cross is inspired by an actual carved stone cross in Ireland or the British Isles. The piece is first carved in clay, and then a mold is taken from the carving. The molds are used to cast the crosses in a durable stone ceramic like material (not resin), and the pieces are then stained and sealed several times to achieve the final finish. The cross comes with an attached wire hanger on the back, and is ready to be displayed indoors or outdoors in sheltered areas. The cross measures 8-1/2” x 4-1/2” and comes with a bit of this history with the cross.