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Dublin Statues and Monuments

13 March 2014

1868 – Prince Albert Statue, Leinster House, Dublin

Architect: John Henry Foley Statue commemorating the Prince Consort, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, on the site of the Irish Exhibition of 1853. Albert was an enthusiastic backer of these exhibitions to...

31 May 2013

1722 – Statue of George I, Essex Bridge, Dublin

Sculptor: John van Nost the Elder Erected on a elevated pedestal on the upstream side of what was then Essex Bridge in 1722. Commissioned in 1717 as “a grateful acknowledgement of the many...

29 May 2013

1862 – Crampton Memorial Fountain, Dublin

Sculptor: John Kirk Sir Philip Crampton’s memorial fountain at Dublin. Crampton was Surgeon-General to the British Army. He was always interested in zoological science and played an active part in founding the Royal...

23 March 2013

1758 – Statue of George II, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Sculptor: John Van Nost the Younger This was the first statue to be erected in St. Stephen’s Green, and was commissioned by Dublin Corporation. The statue depicted King George II in full triumphant...

01 February 2013

1923 – Cenotaph, Leinster House, Dublin

Sculptor: George Atkinson Former monument on Leinster Lawn, commemorating three of the founding figures of Irish independence, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and Kevin O’Higgins. Atkinson was headmaster of the Dublin Metropolitan School of...

03 January 2013

1880 – Field-Marshal Gough Statue, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Sculptor: John Henry Foley The statue was proposed in 1869, but Dublin Corporation turned down the various sites proposed including the then Carlisle Bridge, Foster Place and Westmoreland Street. At one stage, a...

27 March 2012

1701 – Statue of William of Orange, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Of all the military and royal statuary in Dublin, that of William III drew most aggression, serving as it did as a focal point for annual Orange celebrations on July 1, the...

04 January 2012

1856 – Design for Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke “Of all the public monuments hitherto raised in honor of the Duke of Wellington, that of the Citizens of Dublin is, if not the most graceful, at least the...

23 March 2011

1908 – Queen Victoria Statue, Leinster House, Dublin

Sculptor John Hughes Architect Thomas Manly Deane A sculptural ensemble dedicated to the memory of the recently deceased Queen Victoria. The queen sat atop the monument, a massive 15th foot tall; lower down...

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