Frederick Douglass in Ireland with Cecelia Hartsell

Coolock Library Coolock Library, Barryscourt Rd, Kilmore, Dublin
Cecelia Hartsell

Frederick Douglass, an African American abolitionist and former slave, visited Ireland in 1845. His trip was shaped by a number of experiences, including meeting Daniel O’Connell and achieving a level of personal freedom unimaginable in his home country. In 2022, a new plaque was unveiled honouring his Dublin visit, one of a number of memorials...