Trinity College tree dating from the 1840s collapses

A tree dating back to the 1840s on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin has collapsed.

The university said the Oregon Maple tree crashed down at 4am this morning.

It was one of two maple trees located in the Library Square of city centre the campus.

"Generations will miss this magnificent tree", TCD said in a tweet.

Trinity President Patrick Prendergast said it was "sad to see the end of this beautiful tree."

A spokesperson told a clean-up operation was well underway, with the area cordoned off.

They also confirmed the tree collapsed due to disease and there was no damage to any surrounding property.

More in this Section

Jet makes emergency landing in Shannon after passenger falls ill

Gardaí confirm remains found 17 years ago belong to missing Aengus 'Gussie' Shanahan

Supreme Court to decide if Catherine Nevin's murder conviction can be used to disinherit her estate

More work needed to disrupt paramilitarism in Northern Ireland – watchdog

Breaking Stories

Tried and tested: Polar’s new Vantage M running watch

7 design hacks to enhance your garden as the nights draw in

Ask a counsellor: ‘I’m scared my messy relationship history will put my new partner off me’

Whole world in their hands: Icons design globes in aid of GOAL

More From The Irish Examiner