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The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O’Connell about him and has hung about the reputation of the Iron Duke. Unfortunately this...More
This is a memorial to the Duke of Wellington , and is the Largest Obelisk in Europe, the base is surrounded with large metal pictorials made from canon metal seized by the victorious Duke's armies
It is located to the left as you enter Phoenix...More
This is located in Phoenix park and is a nice place to escape the busy city located just a little bit away. It is a park and nice to walk or picnic or play frisbee or something. If you ride one of the hop on/off...More
The Duke of Wellington Monument stands tall over the lawn here in the Phoenix Park. In Summer the lawns surrounding the monument are favourite sun bathing and picnicking spots for Dubliners. The steps at the base can be climbed.
The Duke of Wellington Monument is an imposing obelisk in Phoenix Park which was designed by Sir Robert Smirke with work starting on it in 1817 but due to lack of funds was not completed until 1861. The monument was erected to commemorate the victories...More
When they say this is a "large" monument, large is not a big enough word to sum up the scale of this place. The monument is so large you can walk on it, the steps are not the straightest so anyone with health conditions would...More
We had taken the train from Galway and could see the monument as we pulled into Heuston Station in Dublin.
Later that day,we took a bus tour of the city that included going into Phoenix Park where we passed the tall structure.
I did not...More