William Smith O'Brien

Just before the funeral carriage passes over the River Liffey in Hades, Bloom catches sight of "Smith O'Brien. Someone has laid a bunch of flowers there. Woman. Must be his deathday. For many happy returns. The carriage wheeling by Farrell's statue united noiselessly their unresisting knees." The marble statue of William Smith O'Brien, a mid-19th century Irish patriot, was sculpted in 1869 by Sir Thomas Farrell, who also made Sir John Gray's statue, and erected where D'Olier and Westmoreland Streets join just south of O'Connell Bridge. In 1929 Farrell's statue was moved across the river to a new location on O'Connell Street. The "deathday" engraved on the statue is probably inaccurate.

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Engraving of William Smith O'Brien, date unknown, held in the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The Irish tricolor flag, modeled on the French one that Young Irelanders received from French republicans in Paris in 1848.

Smith O'Brien's statue in its present location on O'Connell Street.
Source: Wikimedia Commons.