Daniel O'Connell


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Daniel O'Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847); often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland. more »

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  • ''I would walk from here to Drogheda and back to see the man who is blockhead enough to expect anything except injustice from an English Parliament.''
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish political leader. Speech, March 16, 1843, Trim, Ireland.
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