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Early Irish Rights Campaigner Remembered

‘The altar of liberty totters when it is cemented only with blood’

Daniel O’ Connell, The Liberator, was remembered in Dublin yesterday at the opening of his refurbished crypt (where his body is buried, minus – as every schoolchild knows – his heart)  in Glasnevin Cemetery. The Irish Times has the report here and there are some great photographs on Flickr here.  O’ Connell is remembered for his campaign for rights and freedoms for Irish Catholics.  President McAleese, speaking at the event called him ‘ the original human rights activist’.

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