The wonderful old cork oak (Quercus suber) broke into pieces in spring. After some years of desperate struggle. In probably 200 years it saw many members of the former owners, the Hutchins family.
It even saw the evacuation of the then young boy Richard in 1921. He is 96 years now and still living nearby. In June 2006 Sir Thomas Pakenham and many members of the Irish Tree Society admired the wonderful tree which had then flowered some weeks before.
In February 2008 it still looked like that.
In late spring 2006 the western part was in full bloom.