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Father Pat Noise, James Joyce and The Chieftains: 12 of Dublin's most interesting wall plaques

Stop and stare at these commemorations around the capital.

The hoax plaque to Fr Pat Noise on O'Connell Bridge.
The hoax plaque to Fr Pat Noise on O'Connell Bridge.

DUBLIN’S BUILDINGS AND bridges can be incredible sources of trivia, once you’re willing to take a few moments to pause and read.

Birthplaces, careers and milestones of notable Irish people commemorated throughout the city and country with wall plaques, ranging from simple one-liners to full-on sculptures.

Here are twelve of the most interesting and, slightly bizarre, plaques that can be found around Dublin…

1. A nod to Ireland’s first tyre factory on Stephen’s Street

2. The hoax plaque to Fr Pat Noise on O’Connell Bridge

3. One of Chris Reid’s plaques featuring quotes from inner-city residents – this one is on Nicholas St

4. The former home of the International Tailors, Pressers and Machinists Union on Camden St

5. A celebration of late Mount Merrion resident Dermot Morgan

6. Remembering the Resurrectionists at Glasnevin Cemetery

7. Sir William Rowan Hamilton’s ‘flash of genius’ in Cabra

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8. Several landmarks from Ulysses are marked around the city centre

9. A bronze guitar for Rory Gallagher in Temple Bar

10. A tribute to rebel Robert Emmet in The Liberties

11. The location of The Chieftains’ first gig on Thomas St

12. Pianist John Field’s birthplace on Golden Lane in Dublin 8

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