Panel: The Celts and Island of Fastness
Held in a misty obscure Island, uncontaminated by a Roman presence and undisturbed by other invasions, the Celtic world flourished. Languages, rituals, laws and sagas of a largely Eastern Origin adapted to the Western outpost to the extent that, even in the twelfth century A.D ancient beliefs could still colour Christian thought. This piece shows St. Bridget with her Cross on the door of Clonfert Cathedral evidence of the Celtic preoccupation with Sacred heads.
Stitched by Pat Brennan.