National Geographic : 1927 Mar
Photographs by Clifton Adams AN EIGHTH-CENTURY STATUE OE ST. PATRICK All that remains of a famous stone cross, with its sculptured effigy of Ireland's patron saint, stands in the burying ground on the Rock of Cashel, near a ruined cathedral and round tower. The pedestal of the cross is said to have been the coronation stone of the Munster kings. IN A FARMHOUSE NEAR CROAGH PATRICK Straw is being twisted into acoarse rope bymeans of alooped willow wand. One man winds while the other puts the straw into the rope, until it reaches a length of about50feet. Itisthen wound into large balls and put away for future useinbinding tops onhaystacks.