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...
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 causing copper poisoning, you will see this begin in the bark around the coin as it turns red. The hammering also causes wounds to the tree leaving it susceptible to viral and bacterial infection.
Please be aware, be kind to trees!
The Tara Skryne Valley is a beautiful area to visit and it holds a special place as the cultural centre of Irish heritage and history.
If you are out and about in the valley and you see something that concerns you or you are curious about e.g. surveying, diggers etc, please let us know so we can investigate.
It may be something that we're already aware of but on the other hand, it may not, so the sooner we're advised of any activities the better.
We appreciate your support. Thank you!