Mudcat Café message #2696161 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40584   Message #2696161
Posted By: Gulliver
08-Aug-09 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: The Mero (explanation wanted)
Subject: RE: The Mero (explanation wanted)
Ever since the Pillar was built, there were calls for it to be removed. See the Wikipedia article on it. It was an aesthetically ugly monument to British Imperialism erected just after the brutal repressions of 1798, to a man responsible for the massacres in Naples. It had no place slap bang in the centre of the capital city of an Irish republic. Across the road Clery's clock on one side and the GPO on the other were also places for courting couples to meet (if this was important).