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Photograph of a Dublin City Council Commemorative plaque marking he site of the 12th century Saint Olave's Church

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, […]

Site of St Olave’s Church to be commemorated

The next plaque to be erected under the Dublin City Council scheme will mark the site of St Olave’s Church, which stood on Fishamble Street from the mid-10th century. The location is now part of the Civic Offices, where the plaque will be installed. St Olave (or Olaf) is the patron saint of Norway, and […]

Photograph of unveiling of Dublin City Council commemorative plaque at Le Fanu Road, Ballyfermot.

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 […]

Dublin City Counil commemorative plaque at Ballyfermot

Ballyfermot Train Ambush

On Friday, 8th July 2021, 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, […]

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

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 […]

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

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, […]

Plaque at home of Patrick Pearse unveiled by Lord Mayor

The home of Patrick Pearse and his family in Sandymount, Dublin, has been marked by a Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque. The plaque was unveiled by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland at 13 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4, on 29th April 2022. Pearse’s father, James Pearse, was a monumental sculptor who moved to Dublin around 1860. The […]

Pearse, Patrick

This plaque commemorates Patrick Pearse, who lived with his family at 13 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4. Pearse’s father, James Pearse, was a monumental sculptor who moved to Dublin around 1860. The family originally lived over the shop in Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street) before moving to Sandymount. Their first address in the area was […]

Poet Caoimhe Lavelle, author Eleanor Fitzsimons, Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland, and Dr Joe Rooney, at the unveiling of the plaque to Jane Wilde.

Jane Wilde, ‘Speranza’, plaque unveiled by Lord Mayor

Jane Wilde, a poet, nationalist and promoter of women’s rights has been honoured by a Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque. The plaque was unveiled by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland on 19th November 2021 at 1 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, now owned by the American College Dublin. Born in 1821, Jane Wilde was a polyglot who […]

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