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O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11
O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11
O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11
Katy-Ruth Halpin Illustrations

O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

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O'Connell Tower, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11

O’Connell Tower located in Glasnevin Cemetary was built in remembrance to the life or one Ireland’s most famous political figures, Danial O’Connell. Work on the tower started in 1854. The architect was Patrick Byrne, who also designed St Audeons Church and St Pauls Church in Dublin. It took hundreds of skilled tradesmen and labourers 16 months to complete.

The tower measures at 180 feet / 55 metres from the foundation to apex. The cross at the top is one hole piece of solid granite that measures 7 feet tall. In 1971 a large bomb exploded at the base of the tower.

In 1991 a decision was to open the crypt in the base of the tower, it was the first time in 20 years it had been open. From the the mission commenced to restore the entire monument. In 2018 the iconic landmark was officially reopened, the tower is now open to the public in addition to an exhibition about the life of Daniel O’Connell.

Fun fact: In 1893 a replica of the tower made out of empty whiskey bottles was put on display at the World's Fair in Chicago by the Power's Whiskey Company.

A3 print - 420mm (H) x 297mm (W)
A4 print - 297mm (H) x 210mm (W)
A5 print - 210mm (H) x 148mm (W)

Unframed vertical print matt card.

Digitally printed on 350gsm uncoated white premium card.

Packaged in sustainable, 100% biodegradable clear flat bag and a recyclable back board.


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