William Smith O'Brien Statue, Dublin

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  • Centrally located one of many statues on busy O’Connell street. Not much more to say about this statue.  more »
  • William Smith O’Brien was the leader of a failed rebellion which occurred in July 1848. After surrendering, he was arrested and sentenced to death. He actually was sent to Tasmania. He served five yea...  more »
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  • This stature on O'Connell Street stands in tribute to William Smith O'Brien, an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Ireland movement. For his part in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, he was sentenced to death. A sentence subsequently commuted to banishment to Tasmania. Pardoned after 5 years and eventually allowed to return to Ireland, he played no further part in politics. His legacy was encouraging interest in the Irish language, publishing and translating literature relating to the Fianna. The statute of O'Brien stands on a plinth. The plinth simply stated name, dates lived and that he was sentenced to death. The statute is unremarkable. It simply has O'Brien in portrait stance, with arms crossed at his chest. The status stand on O'Connell Street along with many statutes of other Irish heroes, so it's only a small detour to see.
  • Statue built in 1870 in memory of this Member of Parliament and leader of the movement of Young Ireland. He acted as and was know as a rebel and will always be remembered as such in Irish history.
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