Drone spots mysterious Celtic cross made from trees near Derry

The photo of the giant Celtic cross in a forest near Killea outside Derry. (Photo: Bernard Doherty)
The photo of the giant Celtic cross in a forest near Killea outside Derry. (Photo: Bernard Doherty)

A photo of a giant Celtic cross made from trees has been captured by a drone flying over a forest just a few miles from Derry.

The photo was taken by 'Journal' reader, Bernard Doherty.

"I just had to send this photo in - I waited a whole year to take it," said Bernard.

The trees, which measure in excess of 100 metres in height, were planted by a local forester called Liam Emmery.

Sadly, Mr. Emmery passed away seven years ago at the age of 51.

Mr. Emmery's wife, Norma, told UTV she had forgotten about the plantation.

Speaking in 2016, she said: “If he was here, we would have all heard about it because he would have been so proud,” Mrs Emmery said.

“He just loved things to be perfect,” she said, “And I think the Celtic cross is perfect for him.”