O1334 : Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park

taken 4 years ago, near to Islandbridge, Dolphin's Barn, Cabra, New Kilmainham and Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland

Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park
Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park
Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park

The Wellington Monument is a 62 metres tall obelisk commemorating the victories of the Duke of Wellington. It is the largest obelisk in Europe and would have been even higher if the publicly subscribed funding had not run out. Designed by Robert Smirke, there are four bronze plaques cast from cannon captured at the Battle of Waterloo—three of which have pictorial representations of Wellington's career while the fourth has an inscription at the base of the obelisk

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares; it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer. The English name comes from the Irish fionn uisce meaning "clear water".

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Saturday, 4 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Friday, 14 December, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
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Irish: geotagged! O 130 345 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.9542N 6:18.1879W
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Irish: geotagged! O 130 346
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