The pillar the life and afterlife of the nelson pillar donal fallon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers no monument in the history of ireland has proven quite as controversial as the nelson pillar on dublins oconnell street erected in the early 19th century. The pillar the life and afterlife of the nelson pillar eur1295 told with an eye to history but an ear for the absurd fallons is an amusing take on the very colourful story of the spot that today hosts the millennium spire. The pillar as we called it was town thats where the buses went as the pillar caretaker said it was the view and not nelson who brought people to the pillar. The story of the pillar and its location involves many famous dublin names erected in the early 19th century the column in honour of admiral horatio nelson was ultimately blown to pieces by a bomb in 1966 planted by members of a left wing republican faction. Fallon is concerned with the life of the pillar as much as with its afterlife and contextualises it very well in terms of the broader histories of ireland and its capital nelsons pillar becomes a hook on which to hang and so explore a wide range of issues and neglected byways
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