Thursday, May 27, 2010
O'Connell Street, Dublin
O'Connell Street is Dublin's main thoroughfare and one of Europe's widest streets. It was known as Sackville Street until the early twentieth century when Dublin Corporation renamed it in honour of Daniel O'Connell, a nationalist leader in the nineteenth century.
The street crosses the River Liffey at O'Connell Bridge. The unusually wide street contains many monuments to famous Irishmen such as the liberator Daniel O'Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell.
I received both cards from Brian (fisherman in the forums). They were for November 2009 RR and January 2010 RR.