Duke of Wellington Monument

Duke of Wellington Monument

Duke of Wellington Monument
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Debrah B
Tripp70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
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 buses it allows you to relax as needed and read the monument plaques for the history and know you have a ride back into town available every 15 - 20 minutes.
Written August 27, 2018
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GeORgeziLLA
Port Orange, FL1,140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Well our tour guide told us its widely known as viagra monument.
Largest obligue minument in Europe, Dublin was influenced by the recent launch of the now famous remedy for male impotency. Perhaps, in the circumstances, the monument might appropriately be referred to as the Viagra Needle
Written September 1, 2019
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,408 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
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 of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and stands at 62 metres high which makes it the largest obelisk in Europe. The structure was originally meant to be erected in Merrion Square but did not go ahead due to opposition from the square’s residents. The Duke of Wellington Monument is one of the many attractions to be seen in Phoenix Park.
Written January 28, 2018
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David K
Princeton, NJ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
A massive obelisk, with a unique sloped step base, celebrating the achievements of the Duke of Wellington, who hailed from the Anglo-Irish aristocracy. It made for a delightful picnic spot not far inside the entrance to Phoenix park, and was a moderate, though manageable, walk from the city center. The inscriptions are unfortunately marred by some graffiti, though that is perhaps a reflection of Ireland's mixed feelings about a monument to an English hero. Watch out for the dog droppings.
Written July 15, 2015
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Richard H
Wickford, UK147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We went pass on the tour bus and it is definitley worth seeing if not worth actually getting off the bus - lol. It is impressive - and nice photo opportunity.
Written October 1, 2021
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permia
Ireland41,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This great monument, the tallest obelisk in Europe, was over forty years in the making. Begun in 1817 when Wellington was still very much alive but only completed in 1861, nine years after his death. This time span accounts for the debate on whether it is a Testimonial or Monument.

Born in Dublin’s Merrion Square in 1769, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, had a renowned life as military commander and subsequently in the political sphere. During his time as British Prime Minister he conceded Catholic Emancipation in 1829.

The towering monument in granite has a bronze plaque on each face. Interestingly, these are cast from Napoleon’s cannons captured at Waterloo.

One dedication is to Wellington’s most famous and seminal victory, over Napoleon at Waterloo. Another tribute is to his seven-year campaign in India during the consolidation of the British Empire. Another shows Civil and Religious Liberty.

A final paean in bronze has an inscription in Latin and English – “Asia and Europe, saved by thee, proclaim invincible in war thy deathless name, now round thy brow the civic oak we twine that every earthly glory may be thine”.

Originally it was planned that the monument be placed in Merrion Square but resistance from local residents saw this off, and it was finally located well away in the Phoenix Park.

It was intended that an equestrian sculpture of the Duke be erected, but due to funding issues this never happened.
Written July 5, 2021
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland8,164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Completed in the 1860’s this granite obelisk was built to commemorate the battle victories of the Duke of Wellington particularly the Battle of Waterloo where he defeated Napoleon.
It is situated near the main entrance in the Phoenix Park and is visible for miles away.
Written July 6, 2020
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Peter J
Chichester, UK461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a stunning monument in the sunshine to the Duke of Wellington and his victory along with the Prussian Field Marshal Blücher over Napoleon at Waterloo.
Written October 8, 2019
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mikesierra
Bourne, UK1,995 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The large obelisk structure completed in 1861 is located in Phoenix Park and is 62 metres tall making it the largest in Europe. It’s visible from the Hop-on Hop-off bus routes and can easily be seen and photographed from the bus.
Written July 31, 2019
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is 62 metres tall, making it the largest granite obelisk in Europe. It is a tribute to the Duke of Wellington. It was built almost 200 years ago to pay tribute to his accomplishments.
Written July 1, 2019
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