The Wellington Monument Grange

The Wellington Monument Grange

The Wellington Monument Grange Co Tipperary Ireland/Grange,Renaghmore, South Tipperary, Ireland/In 1817, Sir William Barker, the then landlord of Kilcooley Abbey estate caused  a large structure to be erected in commemoration of the Duke of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo two years previously. The Wellington Monument has a finely carved dedication stone on its 15 foot high west or ´front end´. The south side is also impressive but the remaining side of the monument is half the ‘Light’ and clearly shows that the structure was designed to be viewed from the west and from Sir William’s manor house at Kilcooley a mile away. The monument – technically called a folly, became completely hidden by forestry in latter years and its reappearance in the early 1990’s, following Coillte’s clear felling was a pleasant surprise to all.www.slieveardagh.com

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