Benburb Priory

Site Location: County Tyrone
Quantity of trees planted: 1300
Date planted: 25th February 2023
Site Owner: The Servite Trust
Sponsor: Des Walsh


We would like to acknowledge The Servite Trust who made an area of their estate available for this Miyawaki mini forest and whose key staff Joe did a great job preparing the site. Also special thanks go to the Order of the Mary Servite, the Trustees of the Benburb Estate, The Friends of the Callan River and Sean Vallely.

For the tree planters we thank Kieran Murray, Ronan Mullen, Kate Reilly, Kate Martin, Quentin Remize, Diana Gheta, Emma Gheta, Roma Carlisle, Bennie O’Neill, May Mullan, Louise Mullan, Jim Lynch, Niamh Lynch, Andrew Kinsella, Cheryl Jjohnston- Benson, Joe and Paddy, Emma McCloskey, Claire McCluskey, Alice McCluskey, Nora McCluskey, Aine Lynch, Faith Clarke, Lucy-mae Clarke, Andrew Clarke, Ursula Monaghan, Richard Mulcahy, Olga Fitzpatrick, David Mulcahy and Maisie the German Shephard

Trees planted

The following is a list of the trees planted at this site.

Scots Pine

Birch Pendula



Malus Sylvestris

Prunus Avium

Prunus Padus


Sorbus Aria

Sorbus Acuparia

Cratageus Monogyna

Prunus Spinosa


Ilex Holly

Viburnum Opulus

Rosa Canina

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Site Details

Benburb Priory belongs to the Servite Order and is ideally located in the River Blackwater region bordering the counties of Tyrone and Armagh. It offers religious services, conference room hire, meeting rooms, accommodation and a coffee shop with catering facilities.

The beautiful old Manor house was built by the Bruce family in the 1880’s and has had several owners before becoming a priory and centre. Used in its long history as a private residence for the Bruce family, an English and American Army hospital during the Second World War, and since 1947 a priory and conference centre run by the Servite Order.

The priory has evolved over the years in functional terms, and since the 1980s it has been a major community centre and meeting place for over 30 community groups. It has over 20,000 visitors annually.




County Tyrone


The Servite Trust


25th February 2023

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