Aug 19 What a difference a tree makes

What a difference a tree makes
Press Release

The sylvan setting of St Vincent’s Castleknock College is greatly enhanced by the stock of magnificent trees which ring the college’s seventy acre grounds. For the past number of years the college has been engaged in a sustainability programme which has seen the planting of over 50 native species. This programme will continue under the expert direction of Mr Noel O’Shea, consulting arboriculturist.

A recent assessment has determined that some of the oldest of St Vincent’s Castleknock College’s trees have now reached the end of their natural lives and, in the interest of public safety, must be felled. The trees in question are adjacent to the Castleknock and Carpenterstown roads and expert felling will commence over the coming weeks.

“While we hate to lose any of our trees, public safety is paramount and so we have to proceed with some felling and carry out some remedial work to save other trees”, says Oliver Murphy, Headmaster of St Vincent’s Castleknock College.


For further information contact Gerry Davis, Director of Administration, St Vincent’s Castleknock College, mobile (086) 417 9913 or