Work on Rathcormac’s historic ‘Hanging Trees’ likely to start soon

The historic lime trees are to feature in the plans for public realm and streetscape works for Rathcormac. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

As public realm works in Rathcormac are due to take place outside the Garda Station, it is expected that works on the historic ‘hanging trees’ will also take place soon.

The prominent Rathcormac trees likely received the name ‘hanging trees’ due to the tragic events of the rebellion of 1798, with local tradition claiming the spot to have been where Nicholas Burke, John Dahill and Florence McCarthy were hanged for their part in the uprising.

All three men from Curraglass were tried by court-martial in 1798 and convicted of tendering ‘unlawful oaths and other treasonable practices’.

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