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The O'Connell Monument, Dublin

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  • This monument is located at the end of O'Connell Street next to the bridge and it is a definite must see, the workmanship of this is fantastic so much to look at and take in. Easy enough to photograph...  more »
  • According to old Dubliner wit the angles are the only four virgins in Dublin , what they are doing in the mist of O'Connell is another thing. See if you can find souviners of the 1916 Rising .  more »
  • The O'Connell monument is a nice historical building and the angels all around it are very cute. However, the GPO and the Spire overshadow it. Overall, it is worthy a visit, though.  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.