Trinity College, College Green
Edmund Burke(12 January 1729– 1797) was a political philosopher and orator, and is generally viewed as the philosophical founder of modern Conservatism. He was born on Arran quay in Dublin. There is a monument to him at Trinity College, Dublin.
0.4km from O'Connell Bridge
William Smith O'Brien, was a Young Ireland leader who spent seventeen years of his life fighting for Irish interests in the British House of Commons. A monument is dedicated to him on O'Connell Street, Dublin.
0.7km from O'Connell Bridge
James Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet. There are plaques dedicated to him throughout Dublin on Clanbrassil Street, in Chapelizod, Ormond Quay and Merrion Square Gardens. The Martello Tower in Sandycove is now a museum dedicated to his memory.
0.8km from O'Connell Bridge
Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Leinster House
A statue of Arthur Griffith, the founder of the Sinn Fein party and the president of the Provisional Government of the new Irish Free State of 1922, stands in the garden of Leinster House in Dublin.
1km from O'Connell Bridge
The Ha'Penny Bridge is Dublin's oldest pedestrian crossing over the river Liffey. It was erected in 1816 as the Wellington Bridge and it acquired its better known nickname from the halfpenny toll levied on all users of the bridge up to 1919.
Isaac Butt (1813–1879) is regarded as the founder of the Home Rule Movement in Ireland. Born in 1813, Isaac Butt was a politician and nationalist leader. He was a member of the Irish and English Bar, and was a renowned lawyer and scholar.**
1.1km from O'Connell Bridge
St Patrick's Cathedral
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), author of Gulliver's Travels, was Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin from 1713-1745. A monument in St Patrick's Cathedral and a bust in Trinity College Dublin's library are dedicated to him.
0.6km from O'Connell Bridge
Custom House Quay
On Custom House Quay, in the Dublin City Docklands, you will see the Famine statues. These haunting figures commemorate the most profound disaster in Irish history, when Ireland lost more than one million citizens to starvation.
1.2km from O'Connell Bridge
Known as the 'Liberator', Daniel O'Connell was born in Carhan, Caherciveen in 1775. After securing the passage of the Catholic Emancipation Act in 1829, he was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin. There are numerous memorials to him around Dublin City.
Henry Grattan, leader of the Independent Irish Parliament of 1783-1800, is commemorated by monuments to him in various parts of Dublin city including: College Green, Rotunda, City Hall and Cork Street.
Charles Stewart Parnell was the leader of the Irish Party in the House of Commons in London and in 1879 became the president of the Irish Land League. A bronze statue on O'Connell Street, Dublin commemorates him.
'Sphere With Sphere' is the name of the spectacular bronze Globe situated outside the Main Library in Trinity College Dublin.
St. Stephens's Green
Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in 1831. He was an active Fenian leader and died in 1915. He is buried in Glasnevin and a monument in St Stephen's Green, designed by S Murphy, is dedicated to him.
The Spire of Dublin is a striking 120 metre high landmark in the heart of Dublin City, which was unveiled in 2002.
0.9km from O'Connell Bridge
Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, was born at 24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2 in 1769 and died in 1852. There are a number of monuments around Dublin to commemorate him.
2.4km from O'Connell Bridge
C/O Dublin Tourism Information Centre, Suffolk Street
There are plaques dedicated to the Irish Poet Patrick Kavanagh, at Raglan Road and on Pembroke Road in Dublin. There is also a monument, in the form of a public seat, dedicated to him on the banks of the Grand Canal at Baggot Street Bridge.
James Larkin was a dock worker and then trade union organiser in Belfast and Dublin. He was the founder of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. There is a monument to him on O'Connell street in Dublin.
St Andrew's Church
The Molly Malone statue is located in Suffolk Street, a short distance from Trinity College. Molly Malone was a semi historical, semi-legendary figure who was commemorated in the song 'Cockles and Mussels', a Dublin anthem.
St. Stephen's Green
James Clarence Mangan (1 May 1803 - June 1849) was an Irish poet born in Dublin. A bronze bust of the poet stands in St Stephens Green in Dublin.
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