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Gibson, Violet – anti-Fascist

This plaque commemorates Violet Gibson, the Irish woman who shot Mussolini The Honourable Violet Albina Gibson was born in Dalkey in 1876 into a wealthy Anglo-Irish family and raised in Merrion Square. She received her title at age nine when her father was made the Lord Ashbourne and Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Educated at home…

Violet Gibson plaque unveiled

Dublin woman Violet Gibson, who attempted to assassinate Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, has been commemorated by a Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque. The plaque was unveiled by Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy at 12 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Gibson’s childhood home. Speaking at the unveiling, Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy said, “In recent years the City Council…

Violet Gibson – the woman who shot Mussolini

On Thursday 20th October we’ll unveil a plaque to Dublin woman Violet Gibson, who attempted to assassinate Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini. The plaque will be unveiled by Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy at 11am on Thursday 20th October, at 12 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2, Gibson’s childhood home. All are welcome to attend. Also speaking at…

Site of St Olave’s Church commemorated

The site of a medieval church dedicated to Saint Olave (Olaf) has been commemorated with a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque. St Olaf (or Olave) is the patron saint of Norway, and sites associated with him are found across the Viking world. The Dublin church, on Fishamble Street, was founded sometime in the 11th century…

St Olave’s Church

On Wednesday 28th September, 2002, a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque marking the site of the medieval Saint Olave’s Church was unveiled at Fishamble Street, Dublin, by Councillor Michael Pidgeon, representing the the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy, and the Abassador of Norway to Ireland, Mari Sk. Saint Olaf, the patron saint of Norway,…

Ballyfermot Train Ambush commemorated by Dublin City Council Plaque

The last major action of the Irish War of Independence, the Ballyfermot Train Ambush of July 1921, has been marked by a Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque. The commemorative plaque was unveiled by Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy on the railway bridge at Le Fanu Road, the site of the ambush. Speaking at the unveiling, the…

Ballyfermot Train Ambush

On Friday, 8th July 2022, a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque marking the site of the Ballyfermot Train Ambush was unveiled at Le Fanu Road, Dublin 12, by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy. On Friday, 8th July, 1921 a train carrying British troops, – members of the Gordon Highlanders – military supplies, cars,…

ffrench-Mullen, Madeleine

This plaque commemorates both Madeleine ffrench-Mullen and her lifelong partner Dr Kathleen Lynn, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Born in Malta in…

Lynn, Dr Kathleen

This plaque commemorates both Dr Kathleen Lynn and her lifelong partner Madeleine ffrench-Mullen, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. A native of Mayo,…

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