Saturday 7 December 2019

A street reserved for the greats of Irish history

James Joyce statue
James Joyce statue
The Charles Stewart Parnell statue on O'Connell Street. Photo: Damien Eagers
Jim Larkin statue on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
The John Grey statue on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
Daniel O'Connell statue on O'Connell Street in Dublin.
A statue of William Smith O'Brien on Dublin's O'Connell Street. Photo: Damien Eagers

The O'Connell Monument

The bronze statue depicts Daniel O'Connell and it was unveiled in 1882, 35 years after his death. The 40-foot landmark monument still bears bullet holes from the 1916 Rising.

William Smith O'Brien

Unveiled in 1870, this marble statue was cast in honour of the leader of the 1848 rebellion who was sentenced to death for treason.

Sir John Gray

This marble statue of the nationalist MP Sir John Gray was unveiled in 1879. He played a key role in the introduction of a water supply to Dublin.

Fr Theobald Mathew

The Fr Mathew statue is made of limestone and erected in 1890, 36 years after a sculpture in the priest's honour was unveiled in Cork.

Charles Stewart Parnell

This pillar holds a bronze statue of the 'uncrowned king of Ireland'. It was unveiled in 1911, 20 years after the politician's death.

James Larkin

Unveiled in 1979, this bronze statue is a life-size replica of the trade union leader. It was only the second commemorative figure to be erected on O'Connell Street in the 20th Century.

James Joyce

Situated at the junction of North Earl Street and O'Connell Street is the 8ft bronze of the writer. It was unveiled in 1990.

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