CELTIC AND PENAL CROSSES
The term penal ‘derives from the fact that the crosses date from a period largely coincident with the penal laws against the practice of the catholic faith’. They were originally created as a souvenir of the pilgrimage to Lough Derg, Co. Donegal.
It features the crucified Christ with symbols of his passion and name. The back usually had the date of year of the pilgrimage engraved.