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Daniel O'Connell Statue - O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 53° 20.862 W 006° 15.560
29U E 682426 N 5914451
Quick Description: This magnificent statue stands at the southern end of O'Connell Street and cannot be missed by anyone in the area.
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 12:05:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMFVE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JDandDD
Views: 21

Long Description:

The Visit Dublin website [visit link] tells us:

"One of Dublin’s finest sculptors, John Henry Foley designed this memorial to Daniel O’Connell which was unveiled to admiring crowds gathered in the pouring rain on 15 August 1882. Foley later went on to design the figure of Albert and to carve the group called Asia on the spectacular Albert Memorial in London.
In 1829, Daniel O’Connell, known as the ‘Liberator’, had achieved through political means religious freedom in Ireland after centuries of repression on Roman Catholics, the religion of the majority, and on other minority beliefs. His continuing efforts to have the hated Act of Union with Great Britain, dating from 1800, rescinded met with no success before he died on his way to Rome in 1847."

The In Your Pocket website [visit link] also tells us:

"A large crowd assembled at the south end of this eponymous boulevard to watch the 1882 unveiling of O'Connell's imposing and remarkably beautiful statue. Irish sculptor John Henry Foley also designed the Prince Albert Memorial statue, and brings an equally statesmanlike aura to his Dublin opus. Lawyer O'Connell (1775-1847), peacefully campaigned for Catholic Emancipation (equal rights). His success saw him proclaimed The Liberator or The Great Emancipator, and his place was written into Irish history. According to his wishes, his heart is buried in Rome and his body beneath a Round Tower at Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery."

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Accessible 24/7.

Admission Prices:
No admission.

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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