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Points of Interest

Daniel O'Connell (1775–1847) was known as the 'Liberator'. He was reared in Derrynane, County Kerry. After securing the passage of the Catholic Emancipation Act in 1829, he was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. He was also a noted lawyer and MP.

He resided at 58 Merrion Square, Dublin, where there is a plaque dedicated to him.

Memorials to him include: The O'Connell Memorial Tower in Glasnevin Cemetery designed by Petrie; the O'Connell Statue in City Hall by Hogan; the O'Connell Monument in O'Connell Street by Foley and Brook; and the O'Connell Statue in the National College Green by Andrew O'Connor. He died in 1847, his heart is buried in Rome and his body in Glasnevin.


O'Connell Bridge, Dublin