News has started to spread about a large Celtic cross located in a forest outside the village of Killea in County Donegal and its capturing everyone’s attention.
Located on a hill near the stone fort Grianan of Aileach this huge Celtic cross is over 100 meters in length and 70 metres wide.
Photo by Ken Finlay.
The Celtic Cross was first brought to my attention when a friend on Facebook captured it as he was flying into the City of Derry airport. As I know this area really well it caught me by surprise.
From what I found it’s actually a few years old and Siobhan O’Neill posted a photo on twitter dating back to 2014. Other people are saying its at least 10 years old.
So how did this large Celtic Cross form in the forest?
The trees were planted by a forester by the name of Liam Emmery. He used two different types of trees to make the design stand out. Not only is this amazing in design but it’s also a great tribute to Liam who sadly passed away a few years back.
This forest Celtic Cross will probably last for many years to come. If you are ever flying into Derry keep an eye out for it on the left hand side before you approach the city.