A Celtic Tradition has it that every couple should receive a bell as a wedding gift. The bell is placed in the newlywed’s home. When a disagreement takes place, one of the couple rings the bell to end the discord and declare a truce without an admission of fault.
The Ballinrobe cross is found in County May. Ballinrobe is near Lough Mask, a lake, which s wide enough to produce choppy waves in rough weather. Nearby is the ruins of Inishmanina Abbey, a 13th century Augustinian house, originally founded by St. Connan in the 6th century. Also nearby is Cong Abbey which was founded in about 1120 by Turlough O’Connor, High King of Ireland, on the site of a 6th century church associated with St. Feichin. Cross is 10″ x 5″.