Irish Penal Pocket Rosary

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Our Irish Penal Pocket Rosary is a very convenient and easy to carry straight line single decade rosary.  It is fashioned like the Penal Rosaries used in Ireland prior to the 1700s when the church was being persecuted.  It was easily hidden up a sleeve or in clothing.

To use this rosary, the ring is placed on the thumb and moved to each finger each time a decade of the rosary is prayed until completion of all 5 decades. The crucifix on this rosary is an Irish design full of symbolism on both the front and back such as the crown of thorns, the ladder used to remove Christ from the cross, the spear, the 5 wounds, and the chalice from the last supper. 

By the way, a kind customer, Luigi, suggests that the bottom symbol represents the SPONGE that was soaked with soar wine hyssop and given to Our Lord Jesus, before he breathed his last

We always use genuine military grade paracord, never gutted. Each rosary is shipped with a drawstring carry pouch.  Thank you for shopping.

More info on how to pray this nice little chaplet here:

Here for How to Pray the Irish Penal Rosary

Customer Reviews

Based on 201 reviews
Patrick K. (Vancouver, CA)
Irish Penal Pocket Rosary (Personalized)

I love the compact and durable Irish Penal Rosary! It is another fine example of the quality products Rugged Rosaries makes!
I have this one in my tactical vest and it's perfect for that job. I added my Patron Saint Medals for that special touch!
Thanks again!

Lisa B. (Napa, US)
Love it! Also unique

I am quite impressed with this Irish penal rosary, I had a few people ask me about it, gives me the opportunity about the persecution that happened in Ireland and having some Irish heritage myself it gives me pride!

Ma A.H. (Calgary, CA)
My spiritual weapons !!!

Over the years I have ordered various kinds of rosaries at Rugged Rosaries. Some I have given as gifts others I have kept as my treasured heavenly weapons. I like the craftsmanship of the rosaries they are so durable and beautiful which is why I keep coming back for more. I also love their a A1 customer service. Thank you so much. ❤️❤️❤️

Michael R. (South Yarmouth, US)
Irish Penal Pocket Rosary

I love this rosary!!! It's perfect for carrying around and has such great symbolism from the Irish persecution and from Christ's Passion. Incredibly well-made and beautiful, this will last a lifetime. I have another rosary from Rugged Rosaries as well and it's also beautiful and made to last a lifetime of carrying around. Perfect products!

Daren M. (Oakley, US)
Perfect Conduit

Just what I wanted exactly as promised by Rugged Roasaries. A portable and tangible way to connect with my faith and my past at any time. Perfect.

Steve M.
Irish penal rosaries

Very impressed with it.
I like them so much I placed another order for more.

Amanda S. (Grand Prairie, US)
Love the durability!

I really like having a pocket rosary with my keys, I just pray a lot more rosaries when I can have it with me everywhere. However, that’s rough on a rosary and they’d often break, this pocket rosary is so so much sturdier than others I’d bought. I love having it on hikes and busy days of running errands. I’d love to see more versions of the decade rosary from this company too

Kelly B. (Madison, US)
Beautiful and great quality

I ordered this for my son for his birthday and it shipped quickly and was packaged well! It appears to be outstanding quality; both durable and beautiful! Perfect for my son who wanted a masculine rosary! Well done!

Shipping Policy
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We offer a free Standard shipping option for domestic USA orders of $60.00 or more.
We offer free Priority shipping for domestic USA orders of $200.00 or more.

On orders in the USA we offer the following rates which you can choose in the checkout process. In addition, we offer a free shipping option on orders of $60.00 or more.
The US Postal Service starts counting these days on the day after the item is received by the post office. We have found that orders going to the lower 48 states usually arrive within 3 or 4 days using standard but is not guaranteed.
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  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders up to $7.98:  $4.25
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  • USPS Priority  (2 - 4 business days): from  $11.90 - $16.50
  • USPS Priority Express (1 - 2 business days):  $32.50
  • UPS Ground (5 - 10 days):  $12.50
Note that orders over $120.00 may have higher priority and express shipping costs depend on weight and packaging sizes.


Shipping rates to Canada vary with size of order but begin at $15.00 USD.
Economy Intl is $15.00 USD - 6 to 10 days. (Larger orders up to $23.00 USD).
Express Intl is $26.50 USD - 3 to 5 days.  (Larger orders up to $32.00 USD).



We are also offering DHL Worldwide Express now. For some countries, this is the only option. Although DHL costs more, it has proven to be faster and more reliable. Costs will vary as shown at checkout. Costs begin at $25.20 USD.

All customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Rugged Rosaries offers a generous 90-day R-R-R guarantee:

  • R - Replace
  • R - Repair
  • R - Refund

If your order does not meet your expectations for any reason, we are happy to work with you to either send a replacement, do an exchange, accept returns for refund, or repairs.

We even do exchanges for copycat competitors' similar products!


If you would like to return an item for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date, and you are in the USA, then you can qualify for FREE EASY RETURNS. Just visit our return portal here:


If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, or if you are not in the USA, please email us at

If you do not wish to use the FREE EASY USA RETURN portal, ship your item with a note that includes your name, email, and message as to why you wish to return your item, to the address below. When using this method, returns are accepted for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Rugged Rosaries - Returns
6363 Richmond Ave. Suite 450
Houston, Texas 77057


Once your return is received and processed, we will send you an email to notify you that a refund has been applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Although we issue the refund immediately, it might take a few business days to appear on your credit card. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Unfortunately, sale items cannot be refunded.


We are also happy to exchange rosaries in new condition within a reasonable amount of time. Please email us at if you wish to make an exchange. In your email, just tell us which rosary you would like instead. We can send you the new rosary, along with a prepaid return label to make it simple to return the original rosary.

Exchanges from OTHER Companies - Dupe Swaps

If you purchased a similar product from another company such as a paracord rosary, or a WWI style combat rosary, and for whatever reason, you have a problem with it - We will take care of you! Maybe the other company doesn't have good customer service or maybe you bought a cheaper imported mass-produced copy (see about them here). We can exchange the product for one of our beautiful handmade rosaries. Why would we do this? Please read about our Exchanges from Other Companies HERE.


Please see how to get a rosary repaired/restrung by clicking HERE.

Please email us if you have any questions: