Posts Tagged ‘trees’

The damage continues to the Fairy Trees at Tara despite our best efforts to raise awareness since the major intervention we undertook at Summer Solstice 2014. We have tried to get the message out there via community groups, radio time, articles and letters in local papers etc. but some people still think they have the…

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                  …

As part of this years Heritage Week events, the Tara Skryne Preservation Group would like to invite you along for a walk in the woods on Sunday 19th Aug, 2012 meeting at the car park on the Hill of Tara 2pm and proceeding to Rath Lugh. Rath Lugh was Tara’s ancient outer defence fort and is now home to Coillte owned for…

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…