Plant a Native Tree in the Celtic Junction Grove in Cork

$100.00

We invite you to plant a native tree in Celtic Junction Arts Center’s grove in West Cork and help reforest Ireland!

Recognize a mentor, celebrate a milestone, or memorialize a loved one.

A native heritage tree will be planted in your loved ones’ honor in the Celtic Junction grove in West Cork. The forest encompassing our grove will be able to hold up to 2500 trees and is guaranteed to remain for at least 30 years. A plaque of our honorees’ names will be created out of reclaimed Minnesota wood by local artist Ian Lew to be displayed in a public and prominent space at the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Directions for your dedication.

  1. Indicate the number of trees you’d like to purchase and click, “Add to Cart.”
  2. That will take you to the Bill Details page. On that page, you will see a form field under Additional Information called, “Order Notes”.
  3. Please type your short dedication(s) in that space. Include spelling and capitalization as you’d like it to appear taking care to limit your characters, including spaces, to 25 for each dedication.
  4. Complete your purchase.
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We invite you to join the Celtic Junction Arts Center’s new grove of native trees in West Cork!

Plant a native tree to recognize a mentor, celebrate a milestone, or memorialize a loved one. 

Ireland has suffered the loss of its forests over the past 200 years. In the 1800s, 80% of Ireland’s land was of tree cover – now it is approximately only 1% of true, native forest.

Restoration of Ireland’s native woods is urgent. Ireland is not only the least wooded country in Europe but also has the lowest forest biodiversity. And we can do something about that – just as Eoin McKiernan did when he founded the bygone “Trees for Ireland” program in 1985.

Always ahead of his time, Dr. McKiernan spoke of the reforestation of Ireland as a project with both poetic resonance for the Irish diaspora and also real-world benefits for the people of Ireland itself.

Brian Miller, Director of CJAC’s McKiernan Library, uncovered a 1985 newsletter in which Eoin McKiernan wrote that planting a tree in Ireland is “a practical contribution to the welfare of the people of Ireland and to the beauty of the countryside.”

The Irish Heritage Tree Program is planting trees in concordance with Ireland’s native forests so they will be healthy and sustainable for generations to come. Celtic Junction is honored to become a part of this program and to carry on Eoin McKiernan’s dream.

Consider joining our Celtic Junction community grove to be planted in West Cork, Ireland. The trees are guaranteed to remain for at least 30 years by the Heritage Tree Project through the Tree Council of Ireland. Not only is this a touching way to honor loved ones, but it also enhances Ireland’s environment. 

Read the full article, Trees for Ireland – a rebirth and return, published in Irish Central.