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Dublin Statues and Monuments

07 April 2010

1980 – Jim Larkin Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Oisin Kelly Facing Clery’s, Jim Larkin (1874-1947) is remembered on Dublin’s main thoroughfare for his dedication to worker’s rights. In 1909 Jim Larkin founded the Irish Transport & General Worker’s Union catering...

07 April 2010

1910 – Parnell Monument, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Henry Bacon, G.P. Sheridan, Augustus Saint Gaudens A long drawn out project, the Parnell Monument was designed by Dublin-born American sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens with the assistance of two architects – Henry...

07 April 2010

1879 – Sir John Gray Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Designer: Thomas Farrell The statue celebrating Sir John Gray (1816-75) for his efforts in bringing a water supply to Dublin in 1868.

07 April 2010

1880 – O’Connell Monument, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: John Henry Foley Built to commemorate the “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) after whom the street was renamed after independence. The O’Connell monument was erected after a subscription list was opened in 1862....

07 April 2010

1891 – Fr. Theobald Mathew Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Mary Redmond Fr Theobald Mathew (1790-1856) was a Cork-born Capuchin Friar who led a great temperance movement from 1839-1856. His anti-drink campaign is considered to have been a great social revolution that...

05 February 2010

1861 – Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke Built to commemorate the victories of the ‘Iron Duke’ Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, who was born in Dublin, the memorial in the Phoenix park is the tallest obelisk...

05 February 2010

1747 – Phoenix Monument, Phoenix Park, Dublin

A Corinthian column with a Phoenix rising from the ashes at its pinnacle. It was erected by Lord Chesterfield in 1747. During the early part of the twentieth century, it was moved from...

01 May 2009

1857 – Thomas Moore Statue, College St., Dublin

Sculptor: Christopher Moore At the junction of College Street and Westmoreland Street, stranded on a traffic island with a disused public toilet is this statue to the Irish bard Thomas Moore. The sculptor...

27 March 2009

1809 – Nelson’s Pillar, O’Connell St., Dublin

Architect: William Wilkins Predating London’s Nelson Column by almost 30 years, Nelson’s Pillar was a 36.8m tall column with a 3.9m tall statue by Thomas Kirk in Portland Stone at the top. At...

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