O’Connell Street Walk

O’Connell Street

Dublin’s main street is O’Connell Street and it’s the city’s main thoroughfare.

O’Connell Street is one of the widest streets in Europe and once you’re in Dublin, a walk down O’Connell Street is a must.

O’Connell Street is 49 m (54 yards) in width at its southern end, 46 m (50 yds) at the north, and is 500 m (547 yards) in length.

In the 17th century it was a narrow street called  DroghedaStreet  and was named after Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda).

 

The highlights of O’Connell Street

  • Statues and Dublin Post Office

On the way you’ll see a few statues dedicated to important icons in Irish history, and in the middle of the walk you’ll see Dublin’s main post office, which is  a former Irish Government building.

If you come up close enough, you will see the bullet holes in the building, a reminder of Ireland’s hard way to freedom. Just Across from the famous Post Office, a famous monument of a Spire is located in the heart of O’Connell Street.

 

  • Dublin Spire

Dublin Spire is officially called Monument of Light. It is 120 m tall, making it by far the tallest structure in Dublin.

Its base is three meters wide and it tapers to a 15 centimeter wide at the top.

The very top section is lit by tiny leds. Dublin Spire gives you an opportunity to try out your camera and get the monument captured.

O’Connell’s street is called after Daniel O’Connell one of the most remarkable figures in Irish history and his statue is present at the top of O’ Connells street.

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