14 September-Duke of Wellington

Eirndale, a house near Carlow on the Kilkenny road was once the home of the Duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley the 1st duke of Wellington was born in Dublin in 1769. With Gerhard Von Blucher he led the Seventh Coalition of Nations to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Duke of Wellington died in the year 1852 On This Day

Erindale House photo

Photo by Dave Hamster

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