Daniel O'Connell as a young barrister, Dublin Magazine
, March 1813
(O'Connell defended Rowan Cashel
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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 27th June 1803,
MP for Co.Clare 1831-32,
fought duel 30th Nov 1832 with Arthur Blennerhassett of Ballyseedy, no one hurt,
won election as MP for Tralee in
general election, 14th 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
Denny was defending the continued existence of such tithes,
Liberal / Repeal
MP for Tralee 1832-53,
- 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