Dennis Kennedy

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Dennis Campbell Kennedy is a writer on Irish and European affairs. Currently based in Belfast,  he has worked 
as a journalist in both parts of Ireland, and in the United States and Africa. From 1985-1991, he was Head of the 
European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, and later  lecturer in European Studies in Queen's University 
Belfast.
Born in Lisburn, Co.Antrim, he was educated at Wallace High School Lisburn, Queen's University, Belfast, and 
Trinity College Dublin. He graduated in Modern History from Queen's in 1958, and received a PhD from Dublin 
University (Trinity College) in 1985. Read more...

Nelson on his Pillar

NELSON ON HIS PILLAR

(Paper to the Belfast Literary Society)

Dennis Kennedy, 3rd October, 2005


The centre of Dublin was dominated for a century and a half by a tall pillar with a statue of the great British hero Horatio Lord Nelson on top of it. The massive Doric column was completed in 1809, almost four decades before Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. This paper recounts the long life and sudden death, by dynamite in 1966, of Dublin’s ‘Pillar’.


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