Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Crataegus monogyna


Hawthorn




Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 18-Aug-09
Height: 3 m Girth: 0.45 m

Heritage value:

A tree with folklore or mythology



A recent replacment for a rag tree at St.Ciaran's Well; formally visited as part of the 'Long Station'. The pilgimage that took in this well was usually done in bare feet, prayers were said, rounds of the well made and reverence paid to the carved stones by the well. Votive offerings are left on the tree, a hawthorn with no thorns.