Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 12-Aug-09
Height: 0 m Girth: 0 m
Associated with a noted person
'Kickham's tree'. Mullinahone is in County Tipperary and is best known for its association with the patriot, novelist and poet Charles Kickham. Charles Kickham became an enthusiastic Young Irelander and was sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment in 1865 for his connection with the Fenian movement. He was released from prison in poor health after four years and he died in Dublin in 1882. A poet and writer of great renown his best know work was Knocknagow, a sweeping novel based on rural life in his native district. The house where Kickham lived in Fethard Street is marked by a plaque and a Celtic Cross marks his grave in Mullinahome churchyard. Some distance from the village is Kickhams Tree with Kickhams Chair under it where he sat while writing Knocknagow. The tree was felled in June 2009 - as can be seen in the photographs, it was extensively decayed and beside a busy road.