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Muckross Friary

Tree ID: 2017

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 305cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-Jul-05

Source of earliest mention: 1776: Tour of Ireland - Arthur Young


1999 – Measured by by Ben Simon (Belfast City Council) 3.11m at 1.5m., 3.14m at 1.37m., 3.30m at 0.6m.
July 2005 – Tim Hills: This red-barked and twisted bole of this well documented yew (Meetings with Remarkable Trees), rises from the centre of a claustrophobic cloister. At about 14′ the bole breaks to many branches. Elder had taken root in its platform. Lowe recorded a girth at the ground of 10′ in 1897.

Yew trees at Muckross Friary:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2018 Muckross Friary Notable 399cm at 60cm - view more info
2017 Muckross Friary Notable 305cm at the ground - view more info