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Caption for Dublin, Christchurch Cathedral, The Earl Of Pembroke's Tomb 1897: The famous Strongbow Monument. It commemorates Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, who initiated the building of the cathedral and died in 1176. It is probable that the curious half figure is the original tomb effigy. The full-length figure (which bears the arms of FitzOsbert of Drogheda) is probably a replacement procured by the Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney, when the original effigy was broken when the south nave wall collapsed in 1569.

An extract from Dublin Photographic Memories.

Memories of Dublin

The street was officially renamed O'Connell Street in 1924 after Daniel O'Connell as Ireland moved forward as a free state! Nelsons Pilar seen in the distance (middle) was destroyed in the early morning on the 8th of March 1966 by unknown persons (yet many have claimed to have done it). It has now been replaced by a (...Read full memory)

This is now famously the most exclusive shopping street in Dublin & Ireland too. The 7th most expensive rental prices in Europe with some retail outlets actually beating the world records making them more expensive than Paris or New York! This is the most popular place for Buskers from all over the world to display or perform their acts.

Nice place. I went there in 1989.

For a 9 year old boy from Edinburgh the travel arrangements for our family holiday to Dublin in 1958 were quite an adventure. Embarkation on the steamer at the Broomielaw in Glasgow and our billet turned out to be in the hold along with up to a 100 or so others. In view of this the tension between my parents on (...Read full memory)

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