Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Allumii'
Templeathea, Athea, Co. Limerick
Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 02-Oct-09
Height: 4 m Girth: 0.41 m
Tree with Character
A site of religious significance
Holywell ragtree at Tobermurry - The water is said to cure ailments of all kinds and rags are left as an offering.
Legends about the well are varied and interesting. The well moved when cursed, you would see a trout in the well when your wish was to be granted, and the water in the well would not boil. It is also claimed that the well sprang up on the spot where a woman died during the famine. A blind horse was brought to do the rounds of the well by his owner. The horse was cured and ironically the owner became blind. However, the most interesting legend concerns an unknown treasure that is buried near the well. A phantom bull guards the treasure.