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15 October 2013

William Smith O'Brien

Whenever we visit the city centre, we always pass the O'Connell Street. There you'll see several statues and none of them is wearing a scarf except for one. This statue of William Smith O'Brien is found at the middle island of the busy street. I am not sure if this is part of a ceremony to honor him in his contribution to the country. I think it is. 



William Smith O'Brien


Who was this stunning man? William Smith O'Brien was an Irish Nationalist who encouraged his own son to use the Irish language and the local people as well. He was also a Member of the Parliament. He was exiled from Ireland because he was guilty of taking part in Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848. 

O'Brien died on his 60s but left a great name not only in a county of Clare but in the whole country. 

11 comments:

  1. It's lovely when people are commemorated in such ways I think it makes such a talking point. x

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  2. Hum, wonder who put the scarf on him-the artist or a fan of his who decided he needed to be kept warm AND needed to be noticed more.

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  3. He was a good man, a true example of patriot!

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  4. HHmmm! I learn something new. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Would love to visit the someday.

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  6. very cool I love learning new things about history

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  7. His family must be so proud of him!

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  8. This is an interesting story behind the statue. I'll try to read on him more.

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  9. Too bad he got exiled, nevertheless, he was still honored.

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  10. Thanks for the information, it's always nice to know and learn something from blogs you visit.

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  11. I like how the red scarf makes great contrast with the bare gray color of the sculpture. It really catches the interest and piques curiosity.

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