17th Jun

The Autograph Tree, Coole Park

Autograph Tree, Coole Park, Co. Galway











This is the Autograph Tree, the copper beach into which Yeats, Shaw, Synge and online cheap viagra others carved their initials at Lady Gregory’s former country estate.

The estate, located near Gort in Co. Galway, is today an immaculately-kept nature reserve (though sadly the house itself is long gone).

On a sunny day, the tree is an electric rusty-red. Stepping through the leaves, you can examine the buy viagra professional lifestyle trunk, picking out fading letters with the help of a numbered diagram. It’s a unique, organic connection with these literary giants, and it doesn’t cost a penny.

Details: Exit the M6 at Junction 17, 18 or 19, joining the N18 south. Coole Park (091 631804; coolepark.ie) is about 20km/12.5 miles in the direction of we like it Gort.