Native Irish Trees

The native trees in Ireland are all mentioned in the Brehon laws and protected because of their yield and uses for the community. 

28 trees were mentioned: (See trees in Brehon law section)

  •  Oak, hazel, holly, yew. Ash, scot’s pine, wild apple.

  • Alder, Willow, Hawthorn, rowan, birch, elm and wild cherry.

  • Blackthorn, Elder, Spindle, Whitebeam, Strawberry tree, Aspen and Juniper.

  • Bracken, Bog myrtle, Gorse, Bramble, Heather, Broom, Gooseberry or wild rose.

Non Native  trees include:

Sycamore, Beech, Chestnut, Walnut plus many many more

Resources on Native Irish Trees

 

Websites: 

Tree planting Projects Ireland

Native Irish Tree planting guide

Books on Irish Trees/ Woodlands:

  • Irish Trees: Myths, Legends & Folklore.  by Niall Mac Coitir (collins press 2003)

  • Trees of Ireland , E. Charles Nelson and Wendy F. Walsh (Lillyput Press 1993)

  • Heritage Trees of Ireland. Aubrey Fennell (Collins press 2013)

  • Sacred Trees of Ireland . Christine Zucchelli (collins Press 2018) 

  • To speak for the trees. Diana Beresford Kroeger (Random House 2019)

  • Glimpses of Irish Forestry. John McLoughlin and Donel Magner

  • A guide to forest tree species and silviculture in Ireland. Ted Horga, MichealKeane, Richard. McCarthy, Micheal Lally and David Thompson.

  • Irish Hedgerows, Networks for natureDavid Hickie.

  • Tales of the Irish Hedgerows. Tony Locke.

  • An Irish year in Nature. Jane Power

  • Stopping by Woods: A Guide to the Forests and Woodlands of Ireland Donal Magner

Song of the forest 

The poem-book of the Gael. Translations from Irish Gaelic poetry into English prose and verse by Hull, Eleanor, 1912

The poem-book of the Gael. Translations
The poem-book of the Gael. Translations
The poem-book of the Gael. Translations
Trees and Music

Native trees by Éanna Ní Lamhna

Eco Eye - Irish Woodlands

The Muskerry Oak, Our Consciousness , Our Nature .

Our living heritage

Magical Moments with Diana Beresford Kroeger . pt .1 (www.woodlandleague.org)

Magical Moments with Diana Beresford Kroeger . pt .2

Magical Moments with Diana Beresford Kroeger . pt .3

Magical Moments with Diana Beresford Kroeger . pt .4

Magical Moments with Diana Beresford Kroeger . pt .5