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James Connolly - Séamas Ó Conghaile

Edinburgh 1868 - Dublin 1916
Irish republican and socialist leader, aligned to syndicalism and the Industrial Workers of the World
(Wikipedia)
Éamonn O'Doherty
1996

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Description

Statue of James Connolly standing before a wall with a depiction of the constellation of the plough with stars (Ursa Maior) and his quote: the cause of labour is the cause of ireland - the cause of ireland is the cause of labour.

Inscription(s)

JAMES
CONNOLLY
1868-1916

The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland,
the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour.

Workers' Republic, 8 April 1916

This memorial depicts James Connolly with the Starry
Plough, the flag of the Irish Citizen Army, which was
founded in 1913 as a workers' defence force.
At this location, Connolly frequently addressed political
and trade union rallies. On the other side of this street
was Liberty Hall, headquarters of the Irish Transport and
General Workers Union, of which Connolly was a leading
official in Belfast and Dublin.
It was from here that contingents of the Irish Citizen
Army and Irish Volunteers marched under Connolly's
leadershio on Easter Monday 1916 to seize the General
Post Office.

This memorial is dedicated to the ideals of working
class solidarity which Connolly represents. It was
commissioned from sculptor Eamonn O'Doherty by the
James Connolly Memorial Initiative and was unveiled
on 12 May 1996, the 80th anniversary of Connolly's
execution, by President Mary Robinson.

Ní saoirse go saoirse lucht oibre

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°20'55" - W 6°15'16")

Item Code: ie057; Photograph: 11 June 2014
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