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The O'Connell Monument, Dublin

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  • Love this statue, it's huge, beautifully designed and has so much history. Our tour guide said that if you look closely you can find bullet holes from 1916, we didn't get to have a close look but that...  more »
  • As we were passing through Dublin after visiting the GPO, we were about to cross the O'Connell Bridge to the Temple Bar area when we saw this large monument. It stands tall over the intersection of O'...  more »
  • The monument to O'Connell, nell'omonima road is one of the symbols, perhaps less known, of the city. The statue is one of the biggest lying and depicts one of the most important figures in the history of the city and of Ireland. This monument is also really well done and with one dedicated to Parnell, located at the opposite end of the street, is one of the best you can find in Dublin, in my opinion.
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  • Nice structure in the heart of oconnell Street.
  • Built to commemorate the “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) after whom the street was renamed after independence. The O’Connell monument was erected after a subscription list was opened in 1862. Two years later a competition was announced but none of the entries met with the approval of the committee. After a second failure through competition, it was decided to ask John Henry Foley (1818-74), the leading sculptor of the day and who was then working on the Albert Memorial in London. He died before it was completed and his assistant finished the work. The monument is in three parts, surmounted by the figure of O’Connell. The base is heavy limestone with four winged figures representing Patriotism, Fidelity, Courage and Eloquence. Above this is a drum surrounded by figures representing O’Connell’s labours and triumphs.
  • Nice symbol of Irish history. An interesting history of an amazing man. Worth a look while passing by. Keep an eye out for it. Fascinating how few actually notice the statue. Another interesting thing to look out for while passing.
  • Nice Monument. The birds don't like it.
  • A focal point when in the wide bridge area, the statue of O'Connell catches afternoon light very well and makes a great meeting place. It still bars the battle scars of the Easter Rising and War of Independence.