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Blarney Castle

Tree ID: 2739

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 446cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 4-Sep-08

Source of earliest mention: 2008: Pers.corres. Cliff Hansford


The landscaped Rock Close, found in the castle grounds, is thought to have been built around an ancient druidic settlement. Some of the yews here have been recorded with girths of above 4m. John McCarthy, woodturner was recently given a section of trunk from a yew ‘cut down 40 years ago in the grounds of Blarney Castle. It was recently uncovered by the forestry manager when staff were clearing an overgrown area. The tree is over 3-1/2 feet in diameter at the base and is probably 400 to 500 years old. Imagine the sights it has witnessed!’ http://www.woodezine.com/06_2004/0604_turner.html
Girth of the largest yew at 446cm (14′ 8”) recorded between 2000 and 2005 by Aubrey Fennell.

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Yew trees at Blarney Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2739 Blarney Castle Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 446cm - view more info