Ash Plantations

Memorial Ash Plantations

50,000 ash trees were planted on forty five acres within County Wexford as part of the GAA centenary programme in 1984.

The ash sowing project commemorated 100 years of the G.A.A. and celebrates the memory of P.D. Breen and Michael Kehoe who each played a major role in the development of the G.A.A., both locally and nationally.

During one of the planting ceremonies Secretary of the Co. Wexford Board Mr Tomas O'Murchu expressed his hope that the ash they were planting, in the names of P.D. Breen and Michael Kehoe would, in the years ahead become hurleys in the hands of many young Wexford Gaels and would be wielded in the best traditions of their county at Croke Park in All Ireland finals.

Fr. L. Kehoe added that the little ash plants they had laid that day would reach strength and maturity in Wexford soil and would be used in hurley form with enjoyment, skill and success by their hurlers of the future. The ash plantations in County Wexford are situated at Ramsfort Park, Gorey;Culleton's Gap, Curracloe and Bolgerstown, Glynn.

Information taken from the Centenary Tribute to the G.A.A. in Wexford, 1884-1984.

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