Sketches from Connolly Station

Connolly Station is one of the main transportation network hubs in Dublin - trains to the North of the country, DART commuter trains serving stations from Malahide to Greystones, and even a Luas tram terminus. It's close to the Liffey and to bustling shopping streets. A perfect area for urban sketching!

The station itself is a beautiful building with an ornate façade and a tower or two - it was opened in 1844 and was called Dublin Station.
Interesting fact 1: in 1941, it took a direct hit from a German bomb
Interesting fact 2: In 1966, the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the station's name was changed to Connolly Station after Irish revolutionary and socialist James Connolly

It was a cold day, and, when we were done with our sketching, we were all glad of a hot coffee/tea/chocolate (and pastries) at the Parlor Café in the North Star Hotel, a lovely quiet spot on a Sunday afternoon with a nice big table for all weary sketchers to gather around and chat.

Mary O'C.





Stephen - Welcome back Stephen. It was great to see you!

Mary S.

Mary O'S.

Mary S.


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