Statue of James Connolly, Dublin, Éire

Statue of James Connolly, Dublin, Éire

Because my travels more often took me to Munster, Dublin's Heuston train station has been the main one that I used but there is another principal train station that is found in a more central location. That one is named after James Connolly, whose statue appears in the above photo. In many ways, this is the busier station with local DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) services passing through it along with local services to Maynooth and longer distance east coast services to Belfast and Rosslare.

James Connolly was a trade unionist who was a signatory to the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. His involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising and having such a prominent position in the endeavour made for his eventual execution at Kilmainham Jail elsewhere in the city. That his name, and those others who died during the Irish struggle for independence, appears on a train station is a common occurrence on the Irish railways but the practice also extends to the naming of bridges as you will find on the Bridges of Dublin website.

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