"Monuments to Irish leaders at O?Connell Street" O'Connell Street Tip by Airpunk
O'Connell Street, Dublin: 42 reviews and 78 photos
Daniel O?Connell was the leader of the independence movement in the mid-19th century. He was elected a member of the parliament in 1828 and fought in London for an Irish-Catholic emancipation. He earned the nickname ?The Liberator?. O?Connell street was named after him when Ireland became independent in 1922. O?Connell was famous for another thing. He lived for some time in Rome and short before he died there, he decided to have his body buried in Ireland, but his heart in Rome.
Charles Stewart Parnell opposed the act of Union which led to the dissolution of the Irish parliament and marked the end of Ireland?s autonomy.
Jim Larkin was a famous trade union leader in the first half of the 20th century. "The great appear great because you are on your knees - Arise"!!
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