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The O'Connell Monument, Dublin
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  • The O'Connell monument stands at the southern end of O'Connell O'Connell Street close to O'Connell O'Connell Bridge. Naming in the environment already very clearly shows how important politicians even today is regarded as the emancipator of Ireland. The 12-metre-high monumental work was designed in 1882 and is so awesome and profound composed that you actually over an hour would have to deal it. Top towers O'Connell. The look strictly looking forward focused, determined, and confident. A level below the column is spanned by bronze figures, which cover the entire spectrum of the Irish population. Among them are the coat of arms of the Irish provinces. Sitting down on the base after all four angels that symbolize the defining characteristics of the politician: Eloquez, loyalty, bravery and patriotism. Conclusion: Way to go, many statements incorporated a magnificent monument,
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  • Large structure in the middle of a Main Street. Key figure in the liberation of Ireland. Worth a quick stop. Man was much more important than the statue itself. 
  • Boring monument. Should be broken down, really. Is just standing in our way, not allowing visitors to enjoy the true view on Dublin. 
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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.