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The pillar

by Donal Fallon | 13 April 2014
Paperback
Category: British History
Synopsis
No monument in the history of Ireland has proven quite as controversial as the Nelson Pillar on Dublin's O'Connell Street. Erected in the early 19th century, the column, in honor of Admiral Horatio Nelson, was ultimately blown to pieces by a bomb in 1966, planted by members of a left-wing republican faction. The story of the Pillar and its location involves many famous Dublin names and characters, from Arthur Guinness to James Joyce, and W.B. Yeats to The Dubliners. This book examines the life of the Nelson Pillar site, looking at what was there before the monument, as well as the afterlife of the Pillar, and it brings the story right up to its eventual replacement with the Spire of Light. *** "It is fine to have this factual history of the pillar, and even better that Fallon has included lots of folklore and humorously disrespectful poems attached to it....the book will have plenty of interest for anyone who wants to know more about modern Irish history, or even general urban planning." - The Dispatch, Rob Hardy on Books, September 29, 2014Ã?Â?Ã?Â?
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Synopsis
No monument in the history of Ireland has proven quite as controversial as the Nelson Pillar on Dublin's O'Connell Street. Erected in the early 19th century, the column, in honor of Admiral Horatio Nelson, was ultimately blown to pieces by a bomb in 1966, planted by members of a left-wing republican faction. The story of the Pillar and its location involves many famous Dublin names and characters, from Arthur Guinness to James Joyce, and W.B. Yeats to The Dubliners. This book examines the life of the Nelson Pillar site, looking at what was there before the monument, as well as the afterlife of the Pillar, and it brings the story right up to its eventual replacement with the Spire of Light. *** "It is fine to have this factual history of the pillar, and even better that Fallon has included lots of folklore and humorously disrespectful poems attached to it....the book will have plenty of interest for anyone who wants to know more about modern Irish history, or even general urban planning." - The Dispatch, Rob Hardy on Books, September 29, 2014Ã?Â?Ã?Â?
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Product Details

ISBN - 9781848403260
Format - Paperback
Publisher -
Published - 13/04/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, British History
No. of Pages - 154
Weight - 368
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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