The Irish harp, is the official emblem of Ireland (although the shamrock is more well-known internationally as being an Irish symbol).
Also known also as the Gaelic harp or Celtic Harp, the Irish harp dates back at least 1000 years! It is represented on surviving early Christian stone crosses from as far back as the 8th & 9th centuries.
During the 18th & 19th centuries the National Flag showed a gold harp on a green background. In 1922 the Irish Free State officially changed the National Flag to the Tricolour we use today.
Today the Irish Harp symbol is used to convey "Irish-ness" on everything from the Presidential Seal to the Guinness label, and is still very much recognised as a symbol of Ireland and Irish pride.
The oldest surviving Irish harp is from the 15th century and is displayed in Trinity College, Dublin.
Design elements of this pendant are:
- Sterling Silver Pendant
- Sterling Silver Chain 18" long
- Presentation box