Lough Derg Holy Water Font
A site of pilgrimage since medieval times, Lough Derg is associated with many Irish Saints, including Patrick and Brigid, whose cross from an ancient carved stone on the island is incised on this font. Water forms an important part of the pilgrimage, which involves a crossing by boat.
An original design carved by Kathleen Smyth based on an ancient carving at Lough Derg, hand poured using pure bronze before being carefully polished.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9cm)