Somewhere lost in the middle of Ireland lays a mansion that was the childhood home of the man who would defeat Napoleon and become his nemesis.  Strangely the home later housed a man, Roger O'Connor who was a major Irish nationalist writer, and associated with rebel causes on the side of Napoleon.  It's most famous resident, Arthur Wellesley would become the famous Duke Wellington, and later Prime Minister of the UK.  

Today the mansion sits alone in a scenic setting of rolling green fields, with perfectly aligned ancient trees.  Gone is the lake, the temple, the obelisks, and gardens of this great estate.  While the structure's walls and cellars remain, little else is left, but a scenic overgrown and peaceful ruin that belies the conflict and destruction attached to its past owners.


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