Day 4: The old oak tree
After that nice night cap, we’ll visit what is considered to be one of the oldest oak trees in Ireland in he grounds of Charleville Demesne. Then we’ll travel to Leamanaghan Bog, County Offaly to learn about the church site, its traditions, amazing book shrine and archaeological discoveries resulting from the harvesting of the peat by Bord Na Mona. Then it’s off to Ballynahown Ecovillage where the group can witness oak sculpting in practice and spend time viewing the beautiful bog oak sculptures.
In the afternoon, the group having learnt about the range of wooden structures preserved in the midland raised bogs, will visit the conserved wooden road at Corlea Interpretative Centre, Co. Longford that dates to the Iron Age.