Each year this giant ‘Emery Celtic Cross’ appears from nowhere like a miracle, proudly stamped onto our landscape for the world to admire. I love this marvel not only for its sheer beauty but for the interesting story on how this all came to be……
This giant 100 meter long cross is now known as the ‘Emery Celtic Cross’ which is proudly named after its creator Liam Emery. Liam intelligently planted 2 different species of pine trees in the shape of this giant Celtic cross design 10 years ago in these woods of County Donegal. The reason being that the outer trees are evergreen and don’t drop their needles during Autumn, but the trees used for the actual cross design are not evergreen and turn a golden colour right before they drop their needles for the cold seasons ahead.
After a decade of this forestry secretly growing all the same colour, it was only a few years ago that these trees finally matured enough to shed their needles during autumn. This hidden wonder became visible for the first time and the ‘Emery Celtic Cross’ was first sighted by local passenger plane pilots who believed it to be an actual miracle Liam we thank you for this lasting Legacy, you have certainly put a stamp on Ireland