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Connelly Hospital marks James’s execution in 1916

On Friday 13th of May, 100 years and one day after the execution of James Connelly, a Giant Redwood was planted in his memory in the grounds of the hospital in Blanchardstown named in his honour. This is to match a somewhat older and bigger Sequoiadendron giganteum in the centre of the entrance roundabout to […]

St Enda’s Pearse brothers commemorative planting

Tree Council President Kevin Hutchinson planted a tree in memory of Patrick and Willie Pearse in St Enda’s Park  on the 100th anniversary of their execution. The ceremony was jointly organised with Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of the Botanic Gardens.   Below, Kevin with some descendants of the Pearse family

Tree of Hope near Rathfarnham Castle

As part of the ESB Tree Week events a Tree of Hope, in memory of those who have taken their one lives, was planted in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle. 

Ballyboughal Hedgelayers supporting ESB Tree Week

Local Garristown and Ballyboughal children on a Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society Walk on 6 March. The movement founded by Ann Lynch in 1999 to inform and educate in the biodiversity/amenity value of hedges. Monthly walks are organised – at present trees are being planted along Sli Na Sceacha- a way marked way near Ballyboughal  through farmland. […]

ESB Tree Week Launch

At the launch of ESB Tree Week 2016 on Sunday 6th March… (L/R) Pat Doherty, ESB CEO, Kevin Hutchinson, President of the Tree Council, Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of the Botanic Gardens and Clodagh O’Reilly, Head of Coillte Nurseries The event was formally opened by Dr Jebb, the second year in a row he did […]

Children unable to see wood for the trees

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 The Irish Times have published an article citing that “one-third of young never climbed a tree, 10% have not enjoyed exposure to forest”, thus highlighting the importance of ESB Tree Week . Check it out here