This giant 100-meter cross is now known as the "Emery Celtic Cross", proudly named after its creator Liam Emery. He planted 2 different species of pine trees in the shape of this giant celtic cross almost 10 years ago in the woods of Donegal. The outer trees are evergreen and don’t drop their needles in Autumn but the trees used for the actual cross design are not evergreen, turning this golden colour right before they drop their needles for the cold seasons ahead.
After a decade of secretly growing all the same colour, it was only this fall that these trees have matured enough to shed their needles & for this hidden wonder to become visible for the first time ever. It was first spotted a few weeks ago by passenger aeroplanes!
Unfortunately, Mr Liam Emery passed away 6 years ago and never got to witness his stunning creation grow, but i'm sure he is now smiling from ear to ear with pride when he stares down from heaven at his now famous “Emery Celtic Cross”!
We thank you for this lasting gift Liam, you have certainly helped God himself put a stamp on Ireland!
-This amazing photo was taken by Gareth Wray Photography in County Donegal. Check out his work at: www.garethwray.com