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Daniel O'Connell is referred to as the Liberator or the Emancipator and was a Irish political leader who campaigned for Catholic Emancipation, as Roman Catholics were forbidden to sit in Westminster as a Member of Parliament, and to repel the Act of Union that combined Great Britain with Ireland.



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O'Connell Street is Dublin's main thoroughfare and was renamed in 1924 to honor Daniel O'Connell.

The two phtographs directly below are details of the O'Connell monument and the bottom two were photographed from the bridge that bears the name of Daniel O'Connell.


The colonnaded building in the background is the General Post Office, which served as headquarters for the leaders of the 1916 Uprising.



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