Three plaques unveiled in March and April 2024

Dublin City Council is pleased to have unveiled three plaques over the past two months.

On 20 March the Lord Mayor and the Assistant Chief Fire Officer unveiled the third in a series commemorating Dublin firefighters who were killed in the line of duty.

Fireman John Kite died on 20 March 1884 while attending a fire at 10 Trinity Street; he was the first member of the Dublin Fire Brigade to be killed in the line of duty.

On 23 March the Lord Mayor, Daithí de Róiste, and the President of the GAA, Jarlath Burns, unveiled a plaque at the Drumcondra AFC club house, Richmond Road, commemorating Clonturk Park as the venue for the All Ireland finals in 1890, 1891, 1892, and 1894.

Most recently, on 5 April 2024, the Lord Mayor unveiled a plaque to mark the site of Devlin’s Pub, one of the main locations for meetings of GHQ Headquarters of Intelligence during the War of Independence.

The next plaque to be unveiled, on 21 May, is for James Plunkett, author of Strumpet City.

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.