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New song on the O'Connell monument

The foundation stone of the monument was laid on the 8th August 1864 to great fanfare. The monument was not unveiled until August 1882 and finally completed in May 1883. The ballad probably concerns the laying of the foundation stone rather than the unveiling. First line reads: Prepare you gallant Irishmen, -- [prepare]/ without delay. In two columns with an illustration above the title.