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posted 03-14-2003 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message

Does any know where I can find pictures of Dangan Castle, the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley, duke of Wellington.

Thanks in advance

posted 03-17-2003 04:33 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Dangan is second bottom,click on the box in the image column.
Poor quality I admit, but all I could get, other than confirmation that the castle is now gone.

This link notes an ancient book which contains an illustration.

This last link confirms Dangan as Wellington's childhood home, but his birthplace as Mornington House, Dublin. http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~humphrys/FamTree/Scotland/colley.html

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[This message has been edited by Gordon (edited 03-17-2003).]

posted 03-18-2003 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
thx for the sites, Gordon

Unfortunately i can't see if it is of poor quality, i only got a redcross

but thx anyway

posted 03-18-2003 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
by the way for i forgot:

It isn't sure where Wellington is borne (they also aren't sure which date):

some say Mornington House in Dublin, others say Dangan Castle

Taken from Sir Lesley Stephen & Sir Sidney Lee (eds.), Dictionary of National Biography: from the earliest times to 1900 (London, Oxford University Press, 1949).

Arthur Wellesley was fourth son of Garrett Wellesley, first earl of Mornington by Anne, eldest daughter of Arthur Hill, viscount Dungannon. He was born in 1769, less than four months before Napoleon. There is some doubt about the exact date and place of his birth. His mother gave 1 May as his birthday, and he himself so kept it, but the nurse affirmed that he was born on 6 March at Dangan Castle, co. Meath. The registry of St. Peter's Church, Dublin, shows that he was christened there on 30 April 1769, and the May number of ‘Exshaw's Gentleman's Magazine’ has: ‘April 29. The Countess of Mornington of a son.’ The ‘Dublin Gazette’ of 2-4 May dates the event ‘a few days ago, in Merrion Street.’ On the whole the evidence points to 29 April, and to 24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin. He signed himself ‘Arthur Wesley’ till May 1798, when he adopted the form ‘Wellesley.’

also see the great biography of Richard Holmes about Wellington (which i am now reading and that's why i started this topic):

posted 03-18-2003 06:25 AM           Edit/Delete Message
I'm sure his mother was right! Mum's know best. There are two entries for the Dangan pic, the vendors must have two for sale, try the other one, it's a couple of places above the other.

posted 03-18-2003 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
tried them both, but it didn't work, i only get a redcross

posted 03-18-2003 02:59 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Cut & paste, and on it's way, you might have it before you read this.

posted 03-19-2003 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Levan   Click Here to Email Levan     Edit/Delete Message
Links worked fine for me - notice there's an applet of some kind running - have you disabled access to these in your security profile?

posted 03-19-2003 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
great thx very much Gordon, i can see it now

no, i also noticed the applet, that isn't the problem, it was just the picture i couldn't get.

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posted 03-19-2003 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for duncan   Click Here to Email duncan     Edit/Delete Message
right hand mouse click, then "show picture".
Works most of the time unless they have right click disabled.

Megan and Ralph
Castle Duncan

Better to say, 'Here it is.' than 'Here it was.'
Scottish proverb

posted 03-19-2003 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
didn't work also

i really don't know what the problem was, but does it still matter, i gott the picture

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