Updated: Sep 11, 2021
We know it's wrong to have favourites but we just can't help ourselves ☺ Introducing Rhys Works who is the entrepreneur behind Connaught Crosses.
At the ripe old age of 10, Rhys proves that the secret to a great business is passion, imagination and hard work.
We are really proud and happy to be able to showcase his work. Well done Rhys! 👏
Connaught Crosses by Rhys Works
Rhys is 10 years old and really passionate about reviving traditional Irish crafts.
Usually made with straw or rushes, Rhys makes the cross with wool and sticks which can be customised to colour, size and style either on a single or quadruple cross. Prices range €3 small €5 medium €7 large single cross, quadruple cross €10.
A beautiful traditional decorative feature for any home especially a new home and/or new baby to bring good luck and invite St Brighids blessings.
The diamond or lozenge style cross was made in all 4 provinces of Ireland mainly in Connaught, Munster, in counties Donegal, Monaghan and Armagh in Ulster.
The making of these crosses dates back to the late 17th century made by women and children as part of a celebration and feast to honor St Brighid and gain her protection against fire, flood, famine, lightning, evil spirits and epidemic