Historic tree in Kilcurry gets new commemorative plaque

The Big Tree in Kilcurry has had a commemorative plaque erected to honour the tree and give passing tourist information on the impressive local landmark

The Big Tree in Kilcurry has had a commemorative plaque erected to honour the tree and give passing tourist information on the impressive local landmark

It was planted by Margaret Grant, who was born in 1812, as a sapling given to her by her father. It has survived a fire which destroyed the old hall on the opposite side of the road in 1977, numerous automobile collisions, and, more recently, the threat of removal to facilitate road realignment in 2005.