Previous Recipients of Keys to the City

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FREEDOM OF THE CITY RECIPIENTS
No, Name of Recipient, Date of Resolution, Date of Signature
FREEDOM OF THE CITY RECIPIENTS,

  1. Isacc Butt, 4 September 1876, 16 October 1876
  2. W.E. Gladstone, 1 November 1877, 7 November 1877
  3. U.S. Grant, 30 December 1878, 3 January 1879
  4. Edward E. Potter, 26 April 1880, 4 May 1880
  5. Charles S. Parnell, 3 January 1882, 16 August 1882
  6. John Dillon, 3 January 1882, 16 August 1882
  7. Kevin Izod O’Doherty, 10 August 1885, 1 September 1885
  8. Patrick A. Collins, 22 July 1887, 2 August 1887
  9. William O’Brien, 22 July 1887, 2 August 1887
  10. [The Marquess of] Ripon, 16 January 1888, 2 February 1888
  11. John Morley, 16 January 1888, 2 February 1888
  12. Patrick F. Cardinal Moran, 1 October 1888, 4 October 1888
  13. Margaret Sandhurst, 19 September 1889, 20 September 1889
  14. James Stansfeld, 19 September 1889, 20 September 1889
  15. George Salmon, 14 March 1892, 30 June 1892
  16. Stuart Knill, 23 December 1892, 2 January 1893
  17. Timothy Daniel Sullivan, 10 December 1887, 24 October 1893
  18. Thomas Sexton , 28 December 1887, Did not sign Roll
  19. J.E. Redmond, 18 December 1887, 3rd April 1902
  20. P. A. McHugh, 30th October 1901, 3 April 1902
  21. An Craoibhín Aoibhín, 29 June 1906, 7 August 1906
  22. Spencer Harty, 2 September 1907, No Date Given
  23. Hugh P. Lane, 10 February 1908, Did not sign Roll
  24. Richard Croker, 1 July 1907, 24 August 1908
  25. E. O’Meagher Condon, 28 September 1909, 4 October 1909
  26. Charles A. Cameron, 30 September 1910, 20 February 1911
  27. Kuno Meyer, 18 July 1911, 22 April 1912
  28. Peadar Ua Laoghaire, 18 July 1911, 22 April 1912
  29. Daniel Mannix, 5 August 1920, Did not sign Roll
  30. John McCormack, 3 September 1923, 6 September 1923
  31. Ehrenfried Gunther, 30 June 1928, 3 July 1928
  32. Baron von Hunefeld, Hermann Koehl, 30 June 1928, 3 July 1928
  33. James C. Fitzmaurice, 30 June 1928, 3 July 1928
  34. Frank B. Kellogg, 25 August 1928, 30 August 1928
  35. Lorenzo Cardinal Lauri, 2 May 1932, 27 June 1932
  36. John Lavery, 12 August 1935, 17 September 1935
  37. John Purser Griffith, 4 May 1936, 8 June 1936
  38. G. Bernard Shaw, 4 March 1946, 28 August 1946
  39. Richard J. Cushing, 16 September 1949, 16 September 1949
  40. Paul A. Dever, 16 September 1949, 16 September 1949
  41. Sean T. O Ceallaigh, 4 May 1953, 2 June 1953
  42. John Cardinal D’Alton, 4 May 1953, 2 June 1953
  43. Gerald P. O’Hara, 12 July 1954, 27 July 1954
  44. Chester Beatty, 7 November 1955, 26 July 1956
  45. John F. Norton, 11 August 1958, 28 October 1958
  46. G.P. Cardinal Agagianian, 1 May 1961, 22 June 1961
  47. Michael Cardinal Browne,  16 July 1962, 23 August 1962
  48. John F. Kennedy, 27 May 1963, 28 June 1963
  49. Hilton R.H. Edwards, 11 June 1973, 22 June 1973
  50. Micheál Mac Liammóir, 11 June 1973, 22 June 1973
  51. Eamon de Valera, 3 February 1975, 7 March 1975
  52. John A. Costello, 3 February 1975, 7 March 1975
  53. Joannes Paulus PP. II, 24 September 1979, 29 September 1979
  54. Noel Purcell, 22 June 1984, 28 June 1984
  55. Maureen Potter (O’Leary), 22 June 1984, 28 June 1984
  56. Akihito, 20 February 1985,  4 March 1985
  57. Michiko, 20 February 1985,  4 March 1985
  58. Stephen Roche, 28 September 1987, 29 September 1987
  59. Nelson Mandela, 18 July 1988, 21 September 1988
  60. Pádraig Ua hIrighile, 4 March 1991, 22 April 1991
  61. M. Teresa M.C., 1 February 1993, 2 June 1993
  62. John [Jack] Charlton, 11 April 1994, 26 May 1994
  63. William J. Clinton, 6 November 1995, 1 December 1995
  64. Gabriel M. Byrne, 12 April 1999, 11 May 1999
  65. Aung San Suu Kyi, 1 November 1999, 18th June 2012 - Removed 13th December 2017
  66. Paul McGuinness, 1 November 1999, 18 March 2000
  67. The Edge, 1 November 1999, 18 March 2000
  68. Larry Mullen Junior, 1 November 1999, 18 March 2000
  69. Adam Clayton, 1 November 1999, 18 March 2000
  70. Bono, 1 November 1999, 18 March 2000
  71. Mikhail Gorbachev, 3 December 2001,  9 January 2002
  72. Kevin Heffernan, 1 March 2004, 17 May 2004
  73. Ronnie Delany, 5 September 2005, 5 March 2006
  74. Bob Geldof, 5 September 2005, 5 March 2006 - Removed 13th December 2017
  75. Thomas Kinsella, 5 February 2007, 24 May 2007
  76. Louis Le Brocquy, 5 February 2007, 24 May 2007
  77. Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, 4 November 2013, 22 March 2014
  78. Brian O'Driscoll, 4 November 2013, 22 March 2014
  79. Br. Kevin Crowley, 1 September 2014, 28 February 2015
  80. John Giles, 1 September 2014, 28 February 2015
  81. Fr. Joseph Mallin SJ, 7 March 2016, 21 March 2016
     

NOTES:
1.  Thomas Sexton did not sign the Roll of Honorary Freedom. His name has been added in pencil by another hand.
2.  Sir Hugh Lane did not sign the Roll of Honorary Freedom. His name was added in pencil by a later hand.
3.  Inspired by a wave of anti-German sentiment prevalent during the First World War, Dublin City Council voted on 15 March 1915 to expunge the name of Kuno Meyer from the Roll of, Honorary Freedom. The expunging resolution was rescinded by Dublin City Council on 19 April 1920, after Dr. Meyer’s death.
4.  Archbishop Daniel Mannix did not sign the Roll., His name was added in pencil by a later hand.
5.  Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest in Burma when she received the Honorary Freedom of Dublin.

*  The numbering system, which had been disrupted by the insertion of nos. 9a, 9b, 20a and 25b, was brought into correct sequence in 1955.
The next recipient, Alfred Chester Beatty, who was the 44th person to receive the Honorary Freedom of Dublin, was numbered accordingly as no. 44.
 

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