royal ceremonial archways in Ireland
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March 30, 2012 at 1:59 am #711499
Got sidetracked by these over the last day or so…
1821 – King George IV’s Triumphal Entry into Dublin, 17 August
The George IV Royal Arch was erected in just 30 hours seemingly – designed by Richard Morrison
1849 – Royal Triumphal Archway, Baggot Street, Dublin
1849 – Royal Triumphal Archway, High St., Belfast
1900 – Royal Triumphal Archway, Leeson Street, Dublin
1903 – Royal Triumphal Arch, Leeson Street, Dublin
Was there any more?
March 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm #817633
Ahhh Vicky was here in 1853 as well – so was there one erected then, or was it soon to go through the whole thing again?
April 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm #817634AnonymousInactive
Another painting, this time by William Turner de Londe, of King George IV visit to Dublin in 1821.
Rotunda Hospital is very clear in the background. Coming thirteen years after the erection of the Nelson Pillar and four years after the completion of the GPO it gave Sackville Street (previously called Drogheda Street and now O’Connell Street) a very classical look.
April 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm #817635AnonymousInactive
Also for the 1879 visit to Ireland of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria.
April 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm #817636AnonymousInactive
the Royal Dublin Fusilier’s Arch (first termed “Traitors Gate” by Redmondites) at the Grafton Street corner which commemorates the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died in the Second Boer War
April 25, 2012 at 1:58 am #817637
strictly speaking a war memorial rather than the ceremonial archways constructed for royalty.
Always loved it though.
June 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm #817638AnonymousInactive
I wonder does this one in Listowel count — or am I taking the biscuit ?
June 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm #817639AnonymousInactive
For a moment I thought I was in St. Louis !
December 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm #817640
Illustrations of the “decorations” from Belfast for Royal Visit in 1885
April 2, 2013 at 12:16 am #817641AnonymousInactive
This is another view of one of those 1885 Belfast archways
These are scans from newspaper cuttings so the quality isn’t great, but there’s a reference in the caption to the book from which the image was taken.
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