The design of these Cufflinks is derived from the Marigold feature on the west face of the Marigold Stone. The cufflinks are packaged in their branded Faller gift box which also contains our Marigold descriptive leaflet.
About the Marigold Stone
This standing stone is located in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. The Marigold Stone is named after this seven petalled motif with a long stem or handle. It is thought to depict the Cuilebaidh, a relic of Saint Colmcille which is believed to have been a flabellum (a liturgical fan used in warm climates to keep flies away from the alter).
In the past (c.500-1200) Carndonagh was a monastic centre of learning due to its links with St Patrick and St Columba. It was a place of pilgrimage, particularly celebrated on the feast days of the saints. Seeking spirituality through fasting, penance and prayer, the pilgrims would follow a prescribed route. Pillar stones and crosses were made to mark the significant points on these routes and the Marigold Stone is one example.