This oak has a special claim to fame as the first tree in Northern Ireland to be protected by a Tree Preservation Order. It stands right behind the Killyhevlin Hotel, on the main road just east of Enniskillen.
When the hotel was extended, a tree expert insisted that care was taken not to damage the oak. In spite of bombings and repeat re-building, it has survived and indeed thrived. It is a tall fine oak, (17’ round) always with a complement of chittering blue tits and other small birds hunting for insects among its branches.