Dublin remembers “Bang Bang”

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Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen, will present Dublin City Archivist, Dr. Mary Clark with a key that belonged to Thomas Dudley (affectionately known as “Bang Bang”) at 9.30am on Thursday 3rd February at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Thomas Dudley was a big fan of cowboy films and in the 1950’s and 60’s he travelled all over Dublin staging mock shoot outs with people using a large church key as his “gun”.  


“Bang Bang was a great and entertaining character from Dublin.  Most people remember his energy and his love of fun and humour.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary since his death and I think that it is very fitting that his key will now remain in safe keeping in the city he gave so much joy to”

said the Lord Mayor.


The key was presented to the Lord Mayor by Gerry Doherty, a great friend of Thomas Dudley who held the key for many years and will now be available to view in the Reading Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.