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.
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