Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Daniel O'Connell

Daniel O’Connell, often referred to as “The Great Emancipator,” fought to overturn some of the restrictive Penal Laws that had disenfranchised the Catholic population of Ireland through the eighteenth century. He is one of the most celebrated figures in early modern Irish history, and even today a monument of him can be found on the busy O’Connell Street in Dublin.