Tree Register of Ireland

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Fraxinus excelsior


Ash




St Benin's Well, Kilbennan, Tuam, Co. Galway


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 28-Oct-09
Height: 13 m Girth: 4.92 m

Heritage value:

Arboricultural Curiosity
Habitat value
A site of religious significance



An amazing ash at St Benin's well; up to the mid 19th century it was the object of veneration and a pattern was held on garland Sunday; beside a 5th century church and round tower. This magnificent ash tree is literally wrapping itself around the walls of the well as if to protect it.