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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2000 (July-December) » Need translation of "tree of health" (not "healthy tree"); also interested in any Irish lore on healing properties of trees. « Previous Next »

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Seán Sexton
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2000 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Need translation of "tree of health" (not "healthy tree"); also interested in any Irish lore on healing properties of trees.

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Máire Ní Ógáin ( - 194.133.7.60)
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2000 - 05:26 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Crann na sláinte - don't worry, that's tree of health all right!

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Laigheanach (ts13-179.dublin.indigo.ie - 194.125.173.179)
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2000 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

In irish Brehon Law, a person could end up as far as being put to death for cutting down an oak tree without good reason.Oak trees were particularly sacred in the celtic-pagan and also celtic-christian tradition.The sessile oak is the irish national tree.

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