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The O'Connell Monument, Dublin
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  • This large bronze statue located on O'Connell Street is a tribute to Daniel O'Connell who lived in the early 19th century and headed the Catholic emancipation in the country, guaranteeing voting rights for Catholics in Parliament. This monument was designed and developed by the sculptor John Henry Foley, but it took 19 years to get ready, being finalized in the year 1882 by an Assistant. The four angels that appear around the monument represent the patriotism, courage, eloquence and the loyalty of the Irish leader.
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  • Standing on the median strip of the point begins just north of O'Connell Bridge, the O'Connell Street. The statue was active in the first half of the 19th-century political leader Daniel O'Connell, was erected in 1882. O'Connell is committed to the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Catholics and, suggests contributed to the enactment of the release order of Catholic Christians were called "liberator". See where Dublin's biggest main street, with its name or how played an important role in the history of Ireland.
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  • This statue is in the middle of O'connell street and is something you'll drive past if you book onto any of the hop on hop off bus tours. To look at without context it may be uninteresting but if you ...  more »
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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.