Monument dedicated to Daniel O’Connell to be erected in Cahersiveen

A monument honouring Daniel O’Connell is to be erected in Cahersiveen.

Mayo artist Rory Breslin will create the piece which will be located on the grounds of the O’Connell Church in Cahersiveen.

Mr Breslin also created the Rose of Tralee sculpture on the Tralee bypass.

Planning permission must now be sought for the works which will include removing a wall and erecting a seating area.

The bust will include The Liberator’s face along with some of his famous phrases spoken to the public.

It follows long-standing plans in the area to honour the O’Connell.