Wellington Monument, Dublin
History[change | edit source]
It was designed by the architect Sir Robert Smirke. Building was started in 1817. In 1820 they ran out of money. It was not finished until 1861 when it was opened to the public. There were also plans for a statue of Wellesley on a horse  in front of it. This was never built.
Features of the Testimonial[change | edit source]
There are four bronze plaques on the bottom part of the monument. Three have pictures about Wellington's career, the fourth has text. The pictures are 'Civil and Religious Liberty' by John Hogan, 'Waterloo' by Thomas Farrell and the 'Indian Wars' by Joseph Robinson Kirk. The text 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.
References[change | edit source]
- "Wellesley, Arthur". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885-1900. p. 170
- "Hotel link". dublin.city-centre-hotels.com. http://dublin.city-centre-hotels.com/merrion-hotel/index.html. Retrieved 14 Jul 2010.
- Ireland illustrated: from original drawings By George Newenham Wright