O'Connell Monument, Limerick
Standing on the oval island of the Crescent, overlooking O'Connell Street, is a bronze figure of Daniel O'Connell. O'Connell was the first Irish Catholic to sit in the British House of Commons. This came as a result of the Catholic Relief Act of 1829.
O'Connell was popularly referred to as the "Liberator" by his fellow countrymen. In 1857, ten years after his death, the bronze statue of O'Connell, designed by sculptor John Henry Foley, was unveiled in the Crescent.
Daniel O'Connell appears clad in a Roman toga over street clothes. He is looking at O'Connell Street. He is holding the Act of Emancipation in his left hand. His right hand is elevated to his chest. The statue stands on a granite ashlar podium. The podium is rising from a limestone plinth with a fountain.
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Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles