KING GEORGE MONUMENT IN DUN LAOGHAIRE

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KING GEORGE MONUMENT IN DUN LAOGHAIRE
1821 – King George IV Monument, Dun Laoghaire

This was erected to commemorate the visit of King George IV to Ireland, the first occasion a British monarch had visited Ireland since the reign of Richard II. To the best of my knowledge it was actually erected two years after the visit.

The Provisional IRA attacked the monument in the 1970s and damaged one of the four balls forming the base [I remember that the missing ball had been replaced by a large block of wood which remained in place for many years]. In 1993 a grenade was placed under the monument causing a blast but it was not damaged. Also the monument has been vandalised, as was the case in 1981, when paint was sprayed onto it. Despite all these attacks it remains today as a reminder of another period in the history of the area.

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