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Tree : IVY    Celtic Name : GORT    Gaelic Name ; EIDHEANN

Mosaic made by : Munlochy Primary School

Location : Munlochy Primary School playground wall, Munlochy

 

Ivy is evergreen and a very hardy plant able to grow in environmentally difficult places. Because of this ability to survive almost anywhere, the Celts used Ivy as a symbol of loyalty.

Ivy’s spiralling growth with many twists and turns was thought to show the twists and turns of friendships. The spiral was a very important sacred symbol for the Celts with links to expansion, development and rebirth.

The tiny flowers and fruits of the ivy are attractive to butterflies and bees, in particular Red Admirals and Small Blue butterflies which inspired the design of the butterflies on the Munlochy PS mosaic.

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