St. Gabriel’s Oak Tree Gift Card

In 2003 we were delighted to partner with Coillte and the Benedictine monks as they nurtured a beautiful oak tree forest on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, Co Limerick.

The idea was simple. Oak tree saplings were planted in a specially designated nature reserve, part of the ancient primeval forest at Glenstal Abbey. The monks gifted the forest to St.Gabriel’s and we introduced our Oak Tree Gift Card fundraising campaign.

The Oak Tree is a potent symbol of strength and courage. It has been admired through the ages for its, size and beauty. In ancient Irish mythology it was regarded as the most sacred of all trees. Words such as strength and courage can also be associated with the children and families who avail of St Gabriel’s services

Trees are living things and they play an important role in maintaining and preserving our natural ecosystems. The forest is a wonderful natural habitat that helps support our plant and provide us with a more sustainable way of living.

If you are looking to mark the passing of a loved one, a special occasion, christening, wedding, retirement or new beginnings, this will be an unique and perfect gift.

The Gift of An Oak Tree is €35.

Click here to Donate online and your Oak Tree Gift Card will be posted to you or alternatively contact St. Gabriel’s Foundation by phone: +35361302733 or by email: and we will take you through the details.

As long as your message is noble and true, the mighty oak will bear it for you.

A sustainable and eco-friendly gift, the purchase of an Oak tree through St. Gabriel’s Foundation means that your donation helps to improve the lives of children and young adults with multiple physical disabilities attending our facility.

Traditionally, we plant trees to honour an accomplishment, mark a milestone, commemorate a special occasion or to celebrate the life of a loved one.

The dedication of an Oak tree serves as an ideal birthday, anniversary or retirement present. It can act as a gift to celebrate the birth of a baby or a gesture in memory of a loved one.

Because this special gift is as unique as the sentiments it represents, whatever your reason, the dedication of an Oak tree gift card will be gratefully received.

The price of an Oak tree dedication is €35.

Click the Donate, or contact St. Gabriel’s Centre by phone: 061 302733 or by email: and we will take you through the details.

We accept most methods of payment.

We will send you a beautifully designed Oak tree gift card and certificate. When you receive it you can then write your own personal message on the card.

As living plants, the trees in the forest change and grow, unite, and divide and are subject to all weather events and seasons.

We hope you understand that for this reason, it is not possible to visit a specific tree in the forest at Glenstal.

If you are giving the oak tree gift card to someone, please make them aware of this.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow