Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Club, Adare, Co. Limerick
Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 02-Oct-09
Height: 14 m Girth: 4.97 m
Tree with Character
This is the largest yew in this 18th Century grove that shelters the Ogham stones. The Ogham stones amongst the trees were “imported” from Kerry by Edwin, the third Earl. Three of them came from the town land of Kilbonane, near Killarney, where two had been found inserted in a farmhouse wall. A group of five are close together. The latest one is over two metres high and another one, split into two parts, is lying on the ground. Ogham stones date from the early fifth century to the middle of the seventh century. They are mainly Christian in context and are usually associated with old churches or early Christian burial sites.