But it is doing its best to cover rock.
Hungry Tree on Constitution Hill
Our section was to the top of the garden so I never knew of the hungry tree until a few years ago from the Secret Dublin – An Unusual Guide by Pól Ó Conghaile . It is on the ‘To Visit’ list – just to see in person.
The North Cork Variety
Work this morning brought me to Ballyhooley and I stole a short time after the meeting to go searching for two Seamus Murphy headstones in the Church of Ireland churchyard cemetery – a Ken Thomson headstone was also spotted.
As I was leaving, I spotted something odd near a tree. It cried out for closer inspection which was given.
The yew tree is very tall. It may well fall within the technical term, ‘huge’. As it has grown, it has devoured the majority of the headstone.
All I can make out is ‘Browne’ who was either a (br)OTHER or (m)OTHER. No further information as to name, date or address has been spared by the tree.
The web reveals that there is a tree with similar taste in carved stonework in St Colmcille’s Cemetery in Swords, Co. Dublin – but overlooking the Blackwater today in Ballyhooley, it was the first time I had seen such a hungry tree.