Sunday, June 22, 2008

O'Connell Street

O'Connell Street is Dublin's main thoroughfare. It is one of Europe's widest streets as it measures 49m (160ft) in width at its southern end, 46m (150ft) at the north, and is 500m (1650ft) in length.

Also known as 'Sackville Street' until 1924, Dublin Corporation renamed it in honour of Daniel O'Connell, a nationalist leader of the early nineteenth century whose statue stands at the lower end of the street, facing O'Connell Bridge.

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