- Sources yet to be consulted:
"The O'Connell papers. Unpublished Diary and Letters of Daniel O'Connell".
The Irish monthly, multiple issues,
1882 to 1887.
(Perhaps mostly or all published in the later collection.)
Daniel O'Connell as a young barrister, Dublin Magazine
, March 1813
(O'Connell defended Rowan Cashel
See other version
and other version
Images courtesy of
Cork Multitext Project, UCC
Used with permission.
born 6 Aug 1775,
, end of Iveragh peninsula, SW Co.Kerry.
Probably the most uncontroversially admired figure in Irish history.
mar Mary O'Connell
[descendant of Edward III
He was a barrister.
He defended Rowan Cashel
Elected MP for Co.Clare in by-election 1828.
Disbarred from taking his seat because Catholic.
He achieved Catholic Emancipation
for Ireland 1829
Duke of Wellington
MP for Co.Clare 1828-30.
Lord Mayor of Dublin
(first Catholic Lord Mayor since time of James II
He died Genoa, Italy, 15 May 1847, age 71 yrs.
He was bur
in probably the most spectacular grave in Ireland
- a full-size round tower
He and Mary
- Maurice O'Connell,
born 27 June 1803.
MP for Co.Clare 1831-1832.
Liberal / Repeal
MP for Tralee
When running for Tralee during the 1832 election campaign, he came into conflict with
Arthur Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy.
They fought a duel on 30 Nov 1832.
No one hurt.
He won election as MP for Tralee in
general election, 14 Dec 1832,
Sir Edward Denny, 4th Baronet.
Retained his seat in
general election of 1835
William Denny, of Strand St, Tralee.
O'Connell stood against enforced tithes to the
Church of Ireland from Catholics.
Denny was defending the continued existence of tithes.
He had issue:
- John Maurice O'Connell,
mar 1873 to Mary McCartie
and had issue:
- Aileen O'Connell,
listed as Aileen in census and death announcement and death cert,
think NOT Eileen,
born 1882 or 1883, Co.Cork,
listed as age 29 in census 1911, age 32 at death 1915,
to Peter Rahilly and had issue.
- Named after Daniel O'Connell:
- O'Connell St, Sligo
- O'Connell St, Waterford