Want to help name the bridge over Dublin's famous Royal Canal? Now's your chance 1 year ago

Want to help name the bridge over Dublin's famous Royal Canal? Now's your chance

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And that auld triangle went jiiiiiiiiiiiingle-jaaaaaaaaaaaangle, all along the banks of the Royal Canaaaaaaaaaaaaal.


A classic, no doubt. And a storied part of Dublin's fair city, of course.

But let's talk about a very specific adjacent fixture – the bridge that crosses said canal. Dublin City Council intend to put a name on this thing and they've already got one in mind.

The council's Commemorations & Naming Committee is proposing to name the bridge at Russell Street 'Bloody Sunday Bridge' to mark the events of Bloody Sunday on 21 November, 1920.

On this day, British military forces opened fire on the crowd attending the match at Croke Park between Dublin and Tipperary. Following 90 seconds of shooting, 14 people were dead or dying, with many others left wounded.


Under the naming policy, the Irish public must be consulted. Members of the public can submit their views at this link. The consultation process closes on Saturday, 9 September.

"The Commemorations and Naming Committee considers it very appropriate that the bridge be named in honour of those killed and injured in and around Croke Park on that fateful day in Irish history," said Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha, chair of the committee.

"We welcome people’s views and look forward to engaging with them as our citizens constantly show their great interest in the history of our city.”

The results of the consultation will inform the final decision on the naming of the bridge, which will be made by the full City Council.


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