The yew tree has a close historical association with Ireland and is a wood that I love to use...
Historical Druidism involved cultic practice in sacred trees, especially the oak. The term druid itself possibly derives from the Celtic word for oak.
I was intrigued to find out in recent years that an ancestor from my mothers side of the family had worked in a silvermine in Glentogher. So to find out more I went on a guided tour of this area...
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