MAYO Irish Counties Cross Stitch
This modern cross stitch pattern captures some of County Mayo’s finest landmarks. Ireland’s third largest county. Mayo boasts an extensive range of breath taking scenery, wild Atlantic coastline, quirky towns and villages. In addition it has as two pilgrimage sites!
Chart width: 140 stitch; Chart height: 200 stitch
Finished size 10 inch x 14.3 inch (25.4cm x 36.3cm)
14 count, full stitch
Designed in a single colour palette, this is a modern piece that would delight any native or ancestor of Mayo and includes the following points of interest
Dating back some 5500 years, The Céide Fields is an archaeological site in north County Mayo. It is the most extensive Neolithic site in Ireland and contains the oldest known field systems in the world. The site is on UNESCO‘s tentative list to gain World Heritage status.
The Wild Atlantic Way
Also included in our cross stitch pattern is The Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km tourism trail of breath taking coastline on the west coast of Ireland. It stretches from County Donegal‘s Inishowen Peninsula in the north to Kinsale, County Cork in the South with over 1,000 attractions on route.
Croagh Patrick which also features in our cross stitch pattern, is a 2,507 ft mountain and an important site of pilgrimage. Historically Croagh Patrick’s is a place of worship dating back to 3,000 BC.
Furthermore, the mountain has been a destination for religious pilgrims since the time of Saint Patrick who completed a forty-day Lenten fast here.
Similarly it is also believed that Croagh Patrick is the spot where St Patrick banished snakes from Ireland!
In the village of Knock, County Mayo, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock, more often referred to as the Knock Shrine is a Catholic pilgrimage site.
Our Lady of Knock features on our Mayo Irish counties cross stitch pattern. Tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit this religious landmark each year.