Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Quercus petraea


Sessile Oak




Tomies Wood, Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 30-Sep-09
Height: 29 m Girth: 4.94 m

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'Royal Oak'; Queen Victoria was supposed to have been brought to this tree to view the nearby waterfalls in 1861 and she is said to have had a picnic "in the shade of the stately oak tree by the lake shore"; a magnificent tree, one of the biggest oaks in the Killarney area.