European Literary Trails: Study  Abroad  Program
Director: Professor Jolanta W. Wawrzycka

Coole Park
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One of the great literary attractions of Coole Park is the Autograph Tree--a copper beech about which Lady Gregory wrote: "And on the great stem, smooth as parchment...many a friend who stayed has carved the letters of his name" (quoted from the 2001 Coole Booklet).

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The Autograph Tree still bears the carved initials of Lady Gregory's guests.  The plaque by the tree helps to identify those names (click to enlarge it).

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Bliss, Deanna, Lindsey, Alicia & Jenny under the tree, trying to get the best shot of the autographs...

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