This beautiful St. Kierans Celtic Cross Ornament by Belleek has a traditional high cross design and is a true keepsake. Inspired by the late Irish Saint Kieran who founded the great monastery of Clonmacnoise on the banks of the River Shannon in 1544, The Belleek St Kieran's Cross makes a great Irish gift, and perfect for any Christmas tree.
Created in Ireland, the Irish Christmas Ornament is derived from native porcelain unique to the area. This exquisite traditional Celtic Cross Christmas Ornament design is hand painted with green shamrock accents . Spread a little joy during the festive season with this beautiful hand painted ornament from Belleek long craft tradition. It will become treasured family heirloom for sure.
Belleek Pottery got its start in 1884. The original name was the Belleek Pottery Works Company. The company was first based in Belleek Count Fermanagh which would eventually become Northern Ireland. Pottery began in Northern Ireland during the Irish Potato famine in 1849. A mineralogist named John Caldwell Bloomfield came up with and idea to help the people who had been affected. He and his partner David McBirney set up pottery business. By 1863 the pottery had spread to England, the US, Canada and Australia.