Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Fraxinus excelsior


Ash




St Colman's Well, Kiltartan, Gort, Co. Galway


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 12-Oct-09
Height: 5 m Girth: 2.2 m

Heritage value:

Named tree
Habitat value
A site of religious significance



St. Colman's Tree - Bile Mhic Dhuaich; Apparently St Colman mac Duach was born under a sacred ash in this location in 810. This tree had grown from a stake or staff which had been driven into the ground and miraculously begun to grow; St. Colman went on to found a monastery. The tree is beside an oratory inside which is St. Colman's Well.