A Lord Lieutenant’s report states the case for the relocation of the Custom House and the building of a new bridge east of the medieval city.
On August 6, 1775, Daniel O’Connell is born near Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.
Gandon’s Custom House is completed and John Beresford, first Commissioner for Revenue, lays the foundation stone of the new bridge.
Carlisle Bridge opens to pedestrians.
The bridge opens to vehicular traffic.
On May 15, Daniel O’Connell dies in Genoa, then in the Kingdom of Sardinia.
In late May/early June, work begins on reconstruction.
On August 6, O’Connell’s birth date, the newly rebuilt bridge formally opens and is renamed O’Connell Bridge.
On Monday, April 24 , the rebels seize the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, and other key buildings, signalling the beginning of the Easter Rising.
On June 26, Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri makes the closing address of the Eucharistic Congress from O’Connell Bridge to an estimated gathering of one million people.
Weather and water erosion to the pillars and balustrades is repaired by Dublin City Council.