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Loughgaul Agricultural Institute

Tree ID: 2747

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: Recorded by Aubrey Fennell between 2000 and 2005


Information about this yew avenue is found on the Tree Register of Ireland’s website at https://treecouncil.ie/treeregisterofireland/855.htm What is described as a ‘renowned Yew avenue’ has trees with an average girth of 2.2m.
In 1991 Brian Costelloe, head of the N.I. Horticultural and Plant Breeding Station wrote ‘On this station we have an avenue composed of triple rows of English Yews, making over 50 in all. They are known locally as ‘Dean Swift’s Walk’ – he was apparently acquainted with the Cope family who owned the estate until quite recently. Swift lived 1667-1745, so the trees are perhaps over 300 years old’.
Between 200-2005 Aubrey Fennell recorded a girth of 4.71m (15′ 5½”) for the largest yew here.

Yew trees at Loughgaul Agricultural Institute:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2747 Loughgaul Agricultural Institute Notable No data available - view more info