Daniel O'Connell Statue, Dublin 1
Dónal Ó Conaill (6 August 1775 - 15 May 1847; English: Daniel O'Connell), often referred to as The Liberator, or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century.
He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation-the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years-and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Ireland and Great Britain
One of Dublin's finest sculptors, John Henry Foley designed this
memorial to Daniel O'Connell which was unveiled to admiring crowds
gathered in the pouring rain on 15 August 1882. Foley later went on to
design the figure of Albert and to carve the group called Asia on the
spectacular Albert Memorial in London.
In 1829, Daniel O'Connell, known as the ‘Liberator', had achieved through political means religious freedom in Ireland after centuries of repression on Roman Catholics, the religion of the majority, and on other minority beliefs.
His continuing efforts to have the hated Act of Union with Great
Britain, dating from 1800, rescinded met with no success before he died
on his way to Rome in 1847.
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