Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Statue of Daniel O'Connell
This statue was installed in the early part of the 20th century after Irish independence. The sculptor was John Henry Foley. This is an example of public-friendly art. Not only is it beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, the base of the statue is a series of steps which invites pedestrians to sit and contemplate O'Connell Street along with Daniel himself. The statue is also bird-friendly, as you can see. Luckily it rains a lot in Ireland.