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
Source: Flickr Commons