Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Taxus baccata


Yew




Clonfert Cathedral, Clonfert, Co. Galway


Situation: Avenue
Visited and photographed on: 17-Sep-09
Height: 15 m Girth: 1.5 m

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Named trees
Habitat value
Forms part of an historic landscape



The Bishop's Palace is in the grounds of Saint Brendan's Cathedral and its surrounds contain a cruciform Yew Walk, reputed to be dated to over one thousand years old, but this is unlikely. The monks of centuries ago walked here in silent meditation as they read their daily office.