Lofty cone

Simon Dedalus remarks on "The O'Connell circle," while Jack Power sends his gaze "up to the apex of the lofty cone." Daniel O'Connell's body (sans heart) has been buried in two different places: for the first two decades in a raised circle of earth near the center of the Glasnevin cemetery, and afterwards in a tower near the mortuary chapel on the edge of the cemetery.

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The O'Connell monument today. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

O'Connell's sarcophagus in the crypt at the base of the tower. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Workman Shane MacThomais climbing to the top of the tower in 2013, photograph courtesy of Shane MacThomais/Glasnevin Trust. Source: