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Explore the History of Dublin’s Celtic Design Before You Visit

You can make the most of your trip to Ireland and enjoy it when you are well-informed about its culture. And where better to start than the capital of the country, Dublin. So, what should you keep an eye out for when you are on your adventure? One of the first things we recommend to put on your checklist would be the history of Dublin’s Celtic designs.  

You will inevitably come across some beautiful Celtic Designs during your arts tours in Dublin. So first, let’s address the question:

What is Celtic Design?

Celtic Design, or Celtic Knot, is a form of art that represents the three main forces of nature: earth, fire, and water. A single line represents the growth of the spirit and its oneness. Whereas, the spaces you will notice in the circle represent life and rebirth.

These designs are a part of Irish culture and history and were introduced into the country by Celts a thousand years ago. Some of the art forms include the Celtic tree of life, the Dara knot, the harp, and the shamrock among numerous others.

Needless to say, you will be in the heart of history when you witness these Celtic Designs during your Private tours in Dublin with your own eyes.

This trip can be great for individuals who are fascinated by spiritualism and are looking to feel closer to mother nature.

Where can Celtic Designs be found during your Irish Culture Tours in Dublin?

Ireland is rich when it comes to Celtic designs and Celtic knots. The most prominent would be stunning Irish Celtic crosses. There are around 60 of these scattered all around the country and can be found in numerous notable ruins. As a significant part of  history, we highly recommend you do your research on these artefacts and how they became an integral part of Ireland’s culture and history, it is truly fascinating!

1.     The National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland has ample Irish Celtic designs you can enjoy. They hold exhibitions that consist of numerous Celtic Artefacts including the Broighter Collar and the Broighter Boat.

2.     Trinity College Dublin

You can explore the Book of Kells here at the college’s Old Library. This book is a manuscript Gospel book from 800 AD, a part of Insular art which is blended with Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles. The Book of Kells has become a national symbol of Ireland and showcases a significant part of Irish Culture. You will also find the Book of Durrow here, which is another manuscript consisting of Celtic designs.

3.     Irish Celtic Craftshop

If you are planning to take souvenirs home with you from your trip, then the Irish Celtic Craft Shop is definitely a good option. Located right next to Christchurch Cathedral, this family-run business has everything from Celtic-designed jewellery, clothes, wall hangings, books and anything else you can think of. You will not leave this shop empty-handed or disappointed.

There are numerous places you can visit during your trip that will enrich your experience and knowledge. The history of Dublin cannot be told without mentioning Celtic Knots and Celtic Crosses. As a result, you have to explore the Celtic designs the country has and go back in time. The practices of Celts are still an important part of modern spirituality and our relationship with mother nature.

To complete your trip, we recommend you also visit Dublin Castle, the Four Courts, and the Garden of Remembrance. Come and see the true wonders of history in person with Claddagh Tours.