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Acer pseudoplatanus


Sycamore




St. Fintan's Tree, Clonenagh, Mountrath, Co. Laois


Situation: Roadside
Visited and photographed on: 29-Jul-09
Height: 5 m Girth: 0.57 m

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Named tree
A tree with folklore or mythology



'St. Fintan's Money Tree'; the re-growth of a sycamore studded with coins and covered in rags; it held a venerated water pool in one of its forks. The original tree was supposed to have died from metal poisoning but this re-growth is vigorous.