St. Louis - Celtic Cross Monument

The Irish Emigrant - Issue No.793

Originally published in the Irish Emigrant Issue 793

Joe McGlynn, founder in 1969 of the St Patrick's Day Parade in St Louis, Missouri, is behind a plan to erect a Celtic Cross at the Church of St John, the Apostle and Evangelist in an area once known as "the Irish parish". The cross will stand on the Plaza Square Concourse in front of the entry to the church will be surrounded by a reflecting pool with four fountains. On an adjacent low wall panels will be mounted bearing the names of contributors who have underwritten the cost of the memorial, dedicated to the great contribution made to St Louis by Irish immigrants over the past two centuries.

The Celtic Cross Monument was installed and dedicated on March 13, 2005. Sponsorship opportunities remain; if you would like to have your family name engraved on a granite panel, see the contribution page.