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Emery Celtic Cross

A giant Celtic cross of trees can be spotted from the sky above an Irish forest

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Flying over the scenic Irish landscapes is always a magical experience. Once your plane is speeding over Killea, County Donegal, look down at the particularly mystical sight: a giant Celtic cross made of thousands of trees. The best time to see the Emery Celtic Cross is around October when the contrast between the evergreen and golden-colored trees reaches its maximum.

This mysterious symbol had been growing in secret for some time. Liam Emery, the man responsible for the idea, was a local forester. He had planted different types of trees, and the pattern revealed itself some ten years later. Unfortunately, Mr. Emery died in 2010 at the age of 51 and didn't see his plan coming to life. The eye-catching Celtic cross will be visible for about 60 or 70 years from now.

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