Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Taxus baccata


Yew




Innisfallen Island, Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 30-Sep-09
Height: 9 m Girth: 3.37 m

Heritage value:

Exceptional Specimen Tree
Habitat value
A site of religious significance



One of many outstanding yews at this monastic site. The monastery was founded in the 7th century by St. Finian the Leper, and was occupied for approximately 700 years. Over a period of about 300 of these, the Annals of Innisfallen were written, which chronicle the early history of Ireland as it was known to the monks.