Daniel O'Connell

Died aged c. 72

Daniel O'Connell (Irish: Dónall Ó Conaill; 6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847), hailed in his time as The Liberator, was the acknowledged political leader of Ireland's Roman Catholic majority in the first half of the 19th century. His mobilisation of Catholic Ireland through to the poorest class of tenant farmer helped secure Catholic emancipation in 1829 and allowed him to take a seat in the United Kingdom Parliament to which he had twice been elected. At Westminster O'Connell championed liberal and reform causes (he was renowned internationally as an abolitionist) but failed in his declared objective for Ireland: the restoration of a separate Irish Parliament through repeal of the 1800 Acts of Union. Against the background of a growing agrarian crisis and, in his final years, of the Great Irish Famine, O'Connell contended with dissension at home. Criticism of his political compromises and system of patronage led to a split in the national movement he had singularly led.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

Daniel O'Connell 1755-1847 renowned lawyer and politician who's demands for Catholic Emancipation became law in 1829, lodged in this house

6 Patrick Street, Newtown, Limerick, Ireland where they lodged

Daniel O'Connell 1775 - 1847 'The Liberator' lived in this house

58 Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland where they lived

Listowel Arms Hotel associated with Daniel O'Connell and C.S Parnell

Listowel Arms Hotel, The Square, Listowel, Ireland where they was

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Via al Ponte Reale 2, Genova, Italy where they was

Daniel O'Connell 'The Liberator' 1775 - 1847 Irish leader and champion of civil rights lived here in 1833

14 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1833)