Dublin’s New City Bridge Shortlist announced

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Dublin City Council is very grateful for the public’s enthusiastic response to the advertisement seeking nominations for the naming of the new bridge over the Liffey at Marlborough Street.

There were 85 official nominations received along with almost 10,000 supporting submissions, including e-mails, direct correspondence and petitions.
At the meeting of Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Naming Committee yesterday, the 85 nominations were shortlisted to 17. (see list below)  The shortlisted names will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Committee on 12th June, 2013.

“This process has assisted in bringing to public attention people and events that have made a unique and outstanding contribution to the life and history of Dublin.  It has brought into focus a rich variety of names, many of which will give the City Council suggestions for the naming of infrastructure into the future”. Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairman.

The City Council welcomes the public’s engagement in the process and is aiming to have a decision on the naming in autumn 2013. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed in late 2013.

Shortlisted names

  • Abbey Theatre Bridge
  • Bermingham, Willie
  • Connolly, James
  • Duff, Frank
  • Gregory, Lady
  • Gregory, Tony
  • Hackett, Rosie
  • Mills, Kay
  • Plunkett, James
  • Sigerson, George
  • Stoker, Bram
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • The Patriots Bridge
  • The Returned Home
  • Walton, Ernest
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Yeats, W.B.