Naming of bridge over the Royal Canal at Russell Street, Dublin 1

Closes 12 Aug 2022

Opened 8 Jul 2022

Overview

Dublin City Council's Commemorations & Naming Committee has approved a proposal to name the bridge over the Royal Canal at Russell Street 'Bloody Sunday Bridge'.

The naming of the bridge is to mark the events of Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920, when Crown forces opened fire on the crowd at a match in Croke Park between Dublin and Tipperary. Following 90 seconds of shooting, 14 people were dead or dying, with many more wounded.

The first victims that afternoon were Perry Robinson (11) and Jerome O’Leary (10), both of whom were shot dead from the bridge by British forces.

You can read about the events of Bloody Sunday 1921 in History on Your Doorstep; please see the link at the bottom of this page.

Why your views matter

Under the City Council's Commemorative Naming Policy, the Commemorations & Naming Committee is required to seek the views of the public when naming major infrastructure, such as the bridge over the Royal Canal.

Your views will inform the final decision on the naming of the bridge, which will be made by the full City Council.

You can find out more about the Council's Commemorations policy by following the link at the bottom of this page.

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