And the truth shall set us free...

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When: 01 January 1900

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One of Ireland's greatest heroes and statesmen who has streets and monuments named after him all over the country is now almost a forgotten man! Daniel O'Connell was a powerful figure in the 19th century who did not believe in the use of force but who put the fear of God into his opponents at that time. This caricature gives some sense of his power and the belief that people had in him!

Collection: Mason Photographic Collection

Date: 1890 - 1910

NLI Ref: M16/4/5

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Mar/2020 09:00:38

    Thanks to a Google Image search - the c. 1843 'original' in colour at the UK National Portrait Gallery, with lots of details - www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw270260/Moral...

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    Carol Maddock

    • 27/Mar/2020 09:09:22

    And a Megazoomable version at Library Towers: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000167819

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Mar/2020 09:19:22

    Some details of the 'Clontarf Proclamation' (1843)(see note) - www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/08/today-in-irish-history-o...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 27/Mar/2020 09:22:23

    An early use of speech bubbles in a cartoon?? Top left.

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    sam2cents

    • 27/Mar/2020 09:34:45

    It's a powerful image. He deserves a decent movie or TV series made about him, although I know it's far less glamorous than shooting people with guns. Keep up the great work, guys! It's nice to know you're all still hard at it despite the mayhem all around us. Stay safe and well!

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    cargeofg

    • 27/Mar/2020 10:21:40

    The notion behind the statement "Foul deeds will rise though all the earth will overwhelm them" is that even though they are buried deep, the truth will emerge, and people will know of the dark deed. Elizabethans would have believed that the ghost is a sign of wrongdoing, and that it rises because justice needs to be served so that the spirit can rest. The above text is from notes on the play author unknown to me so hope not infringing any copyrights. From Hamlet on hearing the ghost of his father has been seen.

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    John Spooner

    • 27/Mar/2020 11:27:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] This history of the speech bubble . suggests they're much older.

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    John Spooner

    • 27/Mar/2020 13:02:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] haha

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    cargeofg

    • 27/Mar/2020 14:03:16

    Spoonerism Noun. A verbal error in which a speaker accidentally transposes the initial sounds or letters of two or more words, often to humorous effect. Named after Rev W.A.Spooner 1844-1930. Held the post of Warden at New Collage Oxford.

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    John Spooner

    • 27/Mar/2020 19:01:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No relation (as far as I know)

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 27/Mar/2020 20:04:25

    early social distancing

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 28/Mar/2020 00:17:23

    Truly a great man, but the scale is tipped in the wrong direction, based on my experience travelling the world.

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 28/Mar/2020 09:02:00

    Toll gemacht.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 09/Apr/2020 08:00:05

    Intriguing