ATG Quirkies: Ireland’s Autograph Tree

by | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 comments

If you are ever in Galway on the West Irish coast, you might want to drop by Coole Park to checkout their collection of world famous autographs.

It was once the country estate of Irish writer and folklorist Lady Augusta Gregory but now is a nature reserve. It is also home to a very special and unique tree; the famous Autograph Tree where world famous Irish authors carved their names. As the article notes, the tree “stands to this day inside the walled garden. While the natural growth of the tree has warped some of the names over the years, fans of Irish literature will still be able to make out the marks of iconic figures such as George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Douglas Hyde, Sean O’Casey, and J.M. Synge…”

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