I have read of and encountered Rag Trees at Holy Wells.
Most people would have heard of the planned motorway in Co. Clare being rerouted so as to avoid knocking a Fairy Tree.
Until last week, I had not heard of the song, The Fairy Tree sung by John McCormack among others – or heard of Kate Ryan who features in the song’s lyrics.
It is a bad day when one does not learn something new.
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“They’ll tell you dead men hung there
“From moonrise round the thorn tree