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    Prince Albert on College Green

    Prince Albert on College Green

    ‘Grey brick upon brick, Declamatory bronze On somber pedestals - O’Connell, Grattan, Moore… And so begins the Louis McNeice poem ‘Dublin.’ Dubliners are familiar with the giants of Irish history through the statues which dot the streets of the city centre. Over the years, some statues have fallen victim to attack – for instance, Lord Gough, Horatio Nelson and others are no longer with us. But how many people know that the popular Henry Grattan statue on College Green is lucky to be where it is, as initially the plan was to place a statue of Prince Albert in that ...

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