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Nelson’s pillar
Another prominent statue. Easiest to quote Gifford directly: In the middle of Sackville (now O'Connell) Street, a column 121 feet tall, surmounted by a thirteen-foot statue of Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805). In the early twentieth century most of the electric trams that served Dublin and its suburbs started from Nelson's Pillar. The monument was rather ineptly destroyed by Irish patriots in 1966 on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter 1916 Uprising.