O'Connell Monument - Foundation Sce[nes?]
Scenes from the centenary of the birth of Daniel O'Connell celebrated in Dublin, Ireland, on August 6th, 1875. On that day there was a grand procession of the trades and other bodies. A grand musical performance took place in the Exhibition palace. Professor Glover's National Oratario "St. Patrick of Tara" was performed with a band and a chorus of 500 performers. The statue designed by John Foley had it's foundation stones laid in 1864 and unveiled in 1882. The illustrations shown in this print are : Ceremony at the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street ; The procession passing Lord Edward Fitzgerald's house in Thomas Street ; The orgtion at the site of statue ; The musical festival at the Exhibition Palace ; The banquet at the Rotunda ; The O'Connell Monument ; The procession passing the old house at home. Portraits included in this print are of Dr. Croke, the late M. Foley (from a bust by T. Brock, Esq.), Mr. Butt, his eminence Cardinal Cullen, the lord mayor of Dublin.
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[Dublin] : [Bartholomew Duffy], August 12th, 1882.
Supplement to the Weekly Freeman of 12th August, 1882. Re-published from Weekly freeman of 14th August, 1875.
Physical description: 1 print : wood engraving ; 57.4 x 45.5 cm..
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|PD Weekly Freeman 1882 August 12 (2A)||
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