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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.