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All Life is Here - O'Connell Monument
Here at the base of Daniel O'Connell's Monument, is the crossroads of Dublin, where the North-South axis of O'Connell Street and Westmoreland Street crosses the East-West routes along the Liffeyside.
One of the very few places in the City Centre where people can sit down, the Monument is a habitual meeting point for shoppers, youngsters and old codgers alike.
This monument was erected in the nineteenth century to commemorate the 'Liberator,' Daniel O'Connell, who was a leading figure in the process of Catholic Emancipation. At that time, the street was called Sackville Street, but the locals insisted on calling it O'Connell Street and eventually the name was changed.