Anyone who has visited Dublin, Ireland, will have walked O’Connell Street – its the main street in the city and has been for many years – claiming its own place in history. Full of locals and tourists – O’Connell Street is often a bus stop for any sightseeing or people looking for a hotel for a weekend in Dublin.

Should we refer to O’Connell street as one of the main places that define the trip to Dublin? Actually, whether you are going out for a walk, jumping on the hop-on hop-off bus tour, or else trying to spot out the most famous magnificent places which you should visit in this city, you will end up stumbling upon O’Connell street for being an old famous one where one could enjoy shopping, go for a walk, or even enjoy some of the old statues for the famous figures which are placed there.

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O'CONNELL STREET DUBLIN, Ireland -Dublin-Ireland- Ireland Trip-Dublin Ireland

Before coming to the name O'Connell, this street has gone through two different times and dealt with two different names; it was first referred to as "Drogheda Street" and which was named after Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda, until it was widened and renamed to "Sackville Street" after Lionel Sackville, first Duke of Dorset, from the late 1700 until 1924. Eventually, the street was called O'Connell in honour of Daniel O'Connell, a nationalist leader of the 19th century and whose statue stands at the lower end of the street facing O'Connell Bridge.The reason why we always consider it an important pin on the map of Dublin which tourists will be following is the location of the street, which is found in the heart of Dublin city, the capital of Ireland, and thus brings all those tourists to it. O'Connell street runs through the centre of the city, O'Connell Bridge, Westmoreland Street, College Green and Dame Street, terminating at City Hall and Dublin Castle and is also situated north the River Liffey; so one would definitely come across these places while being in Dublin.


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