"O Connell Street" O'Connell Street Tip by elcolibri

O'Connell Street, Dublin: 42 reviews and 78 photos

  O Connell Street
by elcolibri

O Connell Street is the most famous and important street in Dublin. Formerly known Drogheda Street by the Earls of Drogheda who developed it , and later as Sackville Street has the today name after Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator, after the independence in 1922. The central mall of the Street contains many statues from the impressionant O'Connell Monument to others who have played a rol in Dublin and Ireland's development as: Sir John Gray (1816-75) who fights for bringing a water supply to Dublin ; Fr Theobold Mathew (1790-1856), a bishop who founded the Temperance movement; and the labour leaders and trade unionists William Smith O'Brien (1803-64) and James Larkin (1876-1947) . The most modern monument in O'Connell Street is the Dublin Spire built to replace Nelson's Pillar in front of the Post Office.
O'Connell Street also has a lot of important building as the General Post Office, the Dublin Bus Building, the Gresham Hotel and many shops ending in O Connell Bridge.

Directions: North of the Liffley
Phone: 3537057000
Website: http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/Museum/InnerPage.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 24, 2005
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