National Geographic : 1940 May
\VHEN IRISH SKIES ARE SMILING O National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Harrison IHowell \Valker II1(; ST. KEVIN'S CROSS AND1 YOUR WISH COMES TRlUE! Tradition makes a " wishbone" of the granite monolith near ruins of a sixth-century monastery founded by St. Kevin at Glendalough. The "wheel" in the cross is an ancient symbol signifying the sun's circuit. Kevin, like St. Francis, was a lover of birds and beasts. Legend says that once while he prayed, a blackbird laid her eggs on his outstretched hand; he patiently waited till they hatched.