Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Quercus robur


English/Common Oak




Raheen Woods, Tuamgraney, Co. Clare


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 18-Sep-09
Height: 25 m Girth: 7.96 m

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'Brian Boru Oak'. Standing majestically on its own, this famous tree has long been associated with the last High King of Ireland who was born nearby. The tree is reputedly 1,000 years old. It still bears fruit and thousands of its acorns have been planted throughout the country. No one knows who planted the tree - maybe it was Brian Boru. With a girth of twenty six feet below its lowest branches, it is one of the oldest, and best known oaks in the country.