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‘Irish Sacred Trees’ – The Irish Oak and the Irish Yew

November 17, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Facilitator:  Paddy Gleeson

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 pm.

Admission: €15.00 (incl.tea/coffee)

The Oak and the Yew enjoy a high status in Irish mythology and are listed as two of the seven noble trees in Irish Brehon Law.

The oak is renowned in Celtic mythology for its strength and longevity. Celebrated as the ‘King of the Forest’, the Druids for thousands of years have worshipped the Irish Oak as their most sacred tree. In mythology, the Irish Oak symbolises truth, courage and wisdom.

The yew is a long-lived tree believed to survive to the ripe old age of 9500 years, although it is difficult to accurately date due to the unique way in which it grows. In mythology the yew is associated with the sanctuary, war, the goddess of the land and kinship.


November 17, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Solas Bhride Centre
Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
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Paddy Gleeson