Cathedral Roof Space View of Alter - Gareth Wray

St Brigid's cross is a dominant feature throughout St Brigid’s Cathedral. It is a distinctive variant of the Christian cross made with straw or rushes. While traditions associated with the cross have varied through time, there is still significant interest from school children especially in creating their own St Brigid’s crosses on either 31st January or 1st February. St Brigid is said to have woven this cross to assist a pagan chieftain's deathbed conversion to Christianity. Numerous tutorials feature online to offer guidance on making a St Brigid’s cross.