Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Crataegus monogyna


Hawthorn




St.Carthach Church, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 18-Aug-09
Height: 6 m Girth: 2.05 m

Heritage value:

Tree with Character
Habitat value
A tree with folklore or mythology



This hawthorn is a lone tree close to the church and is protected by the notion that misfortune will come to anyone who might cut it; it is perhaps a funeral tree.