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The 15 Irish railway stations named after the executed 1916 leaders

Irish Rail is doing its bit to remember the Rising.

Kent Station Thomas Kent pic1.jpg Today's ceremony was the first of 15 over the next three months. Source: Gerard McCarthy

FIFTEEN TRAIN STATIONS across the country were renamed in 1966 to honour the 16 executed leaders of 1916.

One hundred years on, Iarnród Éireann today held the first of 15 different events at each of the stations to remember the men who died.

Today’s event at Kent Station in Cork was the first of the 15 events that will be held between now and the end of July.

Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary attended the ceremony and laid a wreath at the bust of Thomas Kent.

Iarnród Éireann also says that a special panel has been placed at each of the stations to mark 100 years since the rising and with portraits of the leaders also commissioned.

Kent Station Thomas Kent pic1.jpg Chris O’Leary lays a wreath at the bust of Thomas Kent in Cork. Source: Gerard McCarthy

Below is a list of the 15 stations renamed after the executed leaders of the Rising and the names of those who they commemorate.

Kent Station Cork (Thomas Kent) 

MacDonagh Station, Kilkenny (Thomas MacDonagh)

Colbert Station, Limerick (Con Colbert)

MacBride Station, Drogheda (John MacBride) 

Clarke Station Dundalk (Thomas Clarke)

Pearse Station, Dublin (Padraig & William Pearse)

Connolly Station, Dublin (James Connolly)

Heuston Station, Dublin (Seán Heuston)

Casement Station, Tralee (Roger Casement)

Ceannt Station, Galway (Éamonn Ceannt)

Plunkett Station, Waterford (Joseph Mary Plunkett)

O’Hanrahan Station, Wexford (Michael O’Hanrahan)

Mallin Station, Dun Laoghaire (Michael Mallin)

Daly Station, Bray (Edward Daly)

MacDiarmada Station, Sligo (Seán MacDiarmada) 

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