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Tom Steele 1788-1848

Born in Derrymore County Clare. He was O’Connell’s right hand man, not just in life but also in death as his grave is adjoining the crypt where O’Connell lies. He fought a duel with William Smith O’Brien over O’Connell’s nomination for the Clare election in 1828. He was in prison with O’Connell in Richmond prison. He was known as the Head Pacificator and Honest Tom Steele. He never got over the death of his leader and he threw himself over Waterloo Bridge in London and although rescued, he died a few days later. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book