SOUTH BOSTON

James Brendan Connolly

Joe Moakley Park
Old Colony Road

The son of Irish emigrants from the Aran Islands, Connolly captured three Olympic medals in the first Modern Olympic and third in the long jump. He returned to the Paris Olympics in 1900 and took second in the triple jump. He was also an accomplished writer, publishing 25 novels and numerous short stories, and a journalist, covering the Spanish American War, World War I and the Irish war of independence.

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