"Wellington Monument" Phoenix Park Tip by elcolibri

Phoenix Park, Dublin: 47 reviews and 100 photos

  Wellington Monument
by elcolibri
 
 

Wellington Monument in Phoenix Park is the tallest obelisk in Europe. Built to commemorate the victories of the Duke of Wellington who was born in Dublin, It is 205 feet tall and It was completed in 1861.
There are four bronze plaques cast from cannons captured at Waterloo - three of which has pictorial representations of his career while the four has an inscription. The plaques depict 'Civil and Religious Liberty' by John Hogan, 'Waterloo' by Thomas Farrell and the 'Indian Wars' by Joseph Kirk. The inscription reads:
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.

Address: Parkgate St.
Directions: Parkgate St. Conyngham Road Dublin 8 Ireland
Phone: 353-1677-0095
Website: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/

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  • Written May 28, 2005
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