These sculptural pieces that you see here were once part of a mighty Oak Tree that was once part of a forest that carpeted Ireland in the year 3,500 BC. This was at the time when Ireland’s Newgrange and England’s Stonehenge were built.

As the Stone Age ended and the Bronze Age began a shift in climate felled the forest and deep pools formed in the Bog. The fallen Oak Trees sank into these pools and were covered by the bog waters.

After about 1,5000 years while the Oaks lay deep and still in the Bogs, mankind continued to evolve. Celtic Tribes began making stone circles and settlements. In Egypt at the time the Pyramids were being constructed. A thousand years on Christianity would become a world religion with the birth of Jesus Christ.

Another eight hundred years in Ireland saw the monastic settlements with their rich art forms such as the Celtic crosses and the Book of Kells being formed and still the Oaks slept in the dark pools as the settlements were burned to the ground by the Viking invaders.

The centuries moved on, wars have be won and lost. Now the Oaks have been reborn showing their timeless beauty and spirit.

When you look at each sculpture, consider the journey they have made and compare the journey you have made to be face to face with the Heart of Ireland.

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