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Sláinte from Ireland. I upload photos to have them appear in Google Earth and Maps so that someone on the other side of the world might recognise something from a visit, or from their childhood. I enjoy following other users work and I appreciate all comments. I don't go in for all the competition stuff.

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Fantastic light effects on the rails, Like !!
Greetings from Italy !!
Fabio

I see, it's getting better and better. Good luck for him. That's a good idea, keep the photos for him.

rabauli

Longdistancer niesamowicie wygląda ten jęzor lodowy spływający z gór! Fav. Pierwszy raz widzę tak wiele stron w galerii i sięgnęłam do końcówki! Gratulacje!

Like125++++++ da Gianluigi, bella foto invernale con la neve e bei due cani, saluti cordiali a te amico Grigoris.

Faszinierende Szene, wunderschöne Aufnahme L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Beautiful shot! Like&Fav!

Best wishes,

Gerda.

It was built in memory of Sir Ralph Abercromby by General Brown Clayton. When Abercromby died everyone was sad because in 1797, one year before the 1798 rebellion, he was one of the few men who saw that the English landlords and their militia officers were too cruel to the local Irish people. The people were terrified of the half hangings, floggings and pitch-cappings that were being carried out by the militia. Sir Ralph's views were supported by Sir John Moore and other regular British army officers. Unfortunately the officials in Dublin Castle didn't like Sir Ralph's ideas. He lost his job as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in Ireland and was sent to fight against the French in Egypt. He died from wounds received in the Battle of Alexandria in 1801.General Browne Clayton joined the army at age 14 and served under Sir Ralph Abercromby in Egypt. He was very fond of his Commander and erected this replica of Pompey's Pillar to his memory. The Pillar is almost an exact replica of Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria where Sir Ralph died on March 28,1801.There are two differences. Pompey's Pillar is made out of red sandstone and the Carrigbyrne Pillar is made out of grey granite. Locals are proud of the fact that the Carrigbyrne pillar is 6 feet higher than the original Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria. There is a spiral staircase inside the pillar and there is a spectacular view of the countryside of county Wexford from the top. Unfortunately the pillar was damaged very badly by lightning in the year 1995. So severe was the damage that it was feared it would have to be demolished. However a local committee together with the Wexford Co. Council got together to raise both awareness and funds for the restoration and preservation of this quirky piece of local history.

Greetings Petr,

Thank you for your visit, I am happy you found something you liked and took the time to comment.

Best wishes - Mick

Hi Edward,

Apologies for the long delay in replying to your kind compliment for this pic.

Cheers - Mick

Hi J-C and Babbler,

Thank you both for taking the time to visit and I happy that you found something you liked and took the time to comment.

Best wishes - Mick

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