Making Kits – St Brigid’s Cross


The St Brigid’s cross has been made throughout Ireland for centuries. Today it is still made by school children on February 1st using rushes in places where they are available.It is thought St Brigid first made one from rushes on the floor by the bedside of her father or possibly another chieftan who was dying.

This Cross was made using field rushes which are gathered from fields in West Cork.

Traditionally they would be hung over the door or in the kitchen and it is believed to help protect the house from illness and other troubles.

Rush Bundle Approx 35 – 40  cm length

Kit  50 cm length

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St Brigid's Cross

Cross making kit, Rush Bundle