Survey Data

Reg No

50010513


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical


Original Use

Monument


In Use As

Monument


Date

1865 - 1875


Coordinates

315954, 234500


Date Recorded

26/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding figurative Portland limestone statue of William Smith O'Brien, erected 1870, designed by Thomas Farrell. Depicted in mid-nineteenth-century attire and facing south set on granite pedestal with recessed inscribed panel to south face, on granite plinth and four-tier stepped granite base. Located on pedestrian median of O'Connell Street.

Appraisal

This detailed and well-executed stone memorial to the Young Irelander William Smith O'Brien (1803-64) was created by Thomas Farrell. Initially erected on D'Olier Street, the monument was moved to this more prominent location in 1929. With Gaelic and English scripts the noble figurative monument is of artistic, historic and cultural importance while adding to the great collection of monuments on O'Connell Street.