Trees

Hill of Tara, 27 July 2014 Sincere thanks to everyone who showed up for the community clean up of the twin Fairy trees at Tara. It was a slow start with heavy rain hampering people’s arrival but soon we had about 30 people all working together to free the trees from a build up over recent years of items that have been…

Making another attempt last Friday at cultivating new hawthorns from the original Faery Tree. Our previous attempt was unsuccessful.  We may have to try again with the berries in October as well. Many thanks to John Farrelly and his incubation method idea. Fingers crossed.   © Carmel Ní Dhuibheanaigh                  …

According to old customs, coins were hammered into dead fallen trees or even tree stumps and this action was thought to bring good luck or grant a wish. However, this practice has mutated whereby people are now hammering coins into living trees, causing irreparable damage and even death. Copper leeches from the coins c…

Ireland, a land filled with superstitions and traditions, some good some not so good. At Summer Solstice 2014, I was approached by one of my fellow Tara campaigners to participate in the celebrations at Royal Tara. One of the activities organised for the day was an examination and tidy up of certain trees close to the…

In October 2012, I received a phone call from John Farrelly telling me about an article in the Irish Times stating that the Govt has finally recognised the seriousness of the problem. It was largely thanks to John’s consistent efforts that they have finally done so and I pass on this email from him today in acknowledge…