Celtic Cross Discovered in the Middle of Irish Forest

There is an impressive landmark growing in the middle of Donegal Forest, Ireland, but you could walk right through it and not even though it’s there. This newly-discovered ‘hidden treasure’ only reveals it beauty when seen from above:


UTV reporter Gareth Wilkinson traveled to Donegal to investigate, and learned that the Celtic cross was the work of local forester Liam Emmery, who had sadly passed away six years ago, due to brain damage suffered in an accident. His wife, Norma, told Wilkinson that she had forgotten all about the plantation, but that it would have made Liam very proud.

“If he was here, we would have all heard about it because he would have been so proud,” Mrs Emmery said. “He just loved things to be perfect. And I think the Celtic Cross is perfect for him.”

The Celtic Cross of Donegal Forest only becomes apparent in autumn, when the tree leaves start to change color. “It’s not just cutting patterns in your back lawn, this is sizeable horticultural engineering,” horticultural expert Gareth Austin told The Irish Post. “Liam created that and gave the gift of that to the rest of us, and we’re going to appreciate that for the next 60 or 70 years.”

~ by Fionnlagh on November 29, 2016.

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