Dublin writer Maeve Brennan to be honoured by Dublin City Council

On 6 January 2024 at 11 a.m., Dublin City Council will unveil a commemorative plaque for the writer Maeve Brennan, at her childhood home in Ranelagh.

Speaking at the ceremony, and alongside the Lord Mayor, will be writer Sinéad Gleeson, who is a great champion of Maeve Brennan’s work.

Born in Dublin on 6 January 1917, the writer and New Yorker columnist lived with her family at 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, until 1934, and many of her short stories are set in the house.

The unveiling takes place on Maeve Brennan’s birthday, happily coinciding with Nollaig na mBan.