To mark the forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross ~~
From the golden centuries when Ireland was Orthodox and church art
flourished abundantly. Bishops had their own personal craftsmen.
A beautifully-illustrated article on the Tully Lough Cross.
The cross is an 8th-or 9th-century Irish altar cross
It was recovered from a lake in County Roscommon in the 1980s.http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2010/09/tully-lough-cross.html