A different day and a different hero, The Liberator in a spot we never saw him in our liftimes?
This photograph of Hogan's Statue of Daniel O'Connell "The Liberator" brings us an interesting story of a Civic Council's struggle to find the perfect location for this important sculpture.
To get the full story you must read the comments below, in summary Carol Maddock
tells us that the statue was inside City Hall in May 1957. O Mac
tells us it was outside after 1966, Carol then confirms that the move outside happened circa Feb 1867, she then suggests that because of exposure to weather it was moved inside again circa Feb 1969. Confused? - you will be!!!
I think all of the above gives a date range of Feb 1867 to Feb 1869 - a very narrow range for the Stereo Pairs Collection.
Thank you all for all the research work so far, now can someone tell me who made the plinth and when it was made?
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: between Feb 1867 to Feb 1869
NLI Ref: STP_1387
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons