The Peace Tree  Dublin

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The Peace Tree – An eternal cypress

The Peace Tree, also known by the locals as The Tree Of Life, is an impressive sculpture located in Raheny that reflects the fauna of the area. In its 10 meters there are all kinds of animals carved in that are part of the wildlife of St. Anne’s Park (where the tree sits) and Bull Island located in the vicinity of the sculpture and parallel to the shore in front of Raheny. I had personally never heard of this wonderful work of art carved in the tree. In fact, I discovered it by chance. When I first moved to Dublin I was living around that area and I liked walking around St. Anne’s Park. One day bordering the park’s limits I just saw The Peace Tree and my jaw dropped. It is impressive, its size, level of detail, and how beautiful it is makes it one of the highlights of the park for me, which in itself is worth visiting. The sculpture is carved out of a Monterey cypress that was a landmark of the city but was unfortunately dying. The sculptor Tommy Craggs, author of this jewel, transformed the ailing tree into the work of art that it is today.

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Details about this spot



Clontarf East, Raheny, Dublin

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)