This plaque honours renowned uileann piper, pipe maker, and teacher Leo Rowsome, and is at the corner of Beltorn Park Road and Collins Avenue, Dublin 9.
Born into a piping family in Harold’s Cross, Leo Rowsome went on to become a teacher, pipe-maker, and performer. As a performer he played all over the world, including at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Joining the Municipal School of Music, Chatham Row, as a teacher at the age of 17, he went on to teach generations of uilleann pipers, including Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains, and Liam Óg Ó Floinn.
A founding member of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Éireann, Leo Rowsome was also one of the founders of Na Píobairí Uilleann
The Rowsome family lived at 9 Belton Park Road, Donnycarney, and Leo Rowsome’s workshop was in the back garden.
The plaque was unveiled on 4th June 2021.