Commemorations & Commemorative Naming
Find out more about our commemorations and our commemorative naming policy.
Dublin City Council recognises that public commemoration and memorials offer opportunities to honour, celebrate, or remember a person, group of persons or events of significance. They provide an opportunity for the city to highlight important social, cultural and economic contributions to society, to celebrate the uniqueness of the city and to create a ‘sense of place’ which is identified as being of great importance to citizens and visitors.
Commemorative naming policy
Dublin City Council has developed a formal policy Commemorative Naming of Infrastructure and the Provision of Monuments, Memorials and Plaques under which individuals and events can be commemorated by the erection of a Dublin City Council Commemorative plaque, the installation of monuments and memorials, or the naming of significant infrastructure.
Proposals for commemorations
Individuals or organisations who wish to have an individual, organisation, or event commemorated should read the guidance and then complete the application form on our commemorative Plaques and Monuments pages.
All proposals for the erection of commemorative plaques, the dedication of memorials, and the naming of infrastructure are considered by the Council’s Commemorations & Naming Committee.
Please note that proposals for memorial benches and trees in parks are dealt with directly by the Council’s Parks department. If you want to have a memorial bench erected or a memorial tree planted, please email [email protected].
Commemorative community grants
Under its Commemorations Programme Dublin City Council has established a community grants scheme to support community-based groups and community organisations and partnerships, who want to organise dignified and appropriate commemorative events.
Commemorations & Naming Committee
The Commemorations & Naming Committee considers proposals to commemorate individuals, organisations, and events, and supports the Council’s Commemorations Programme.
The membership of the committee is:
- Councillor Michael Mac Donncha (Chair)
- Councillor Mary Callaghan
- Councillor Donna Cooney
- Councillor Mannix Flynn
- Councillor Vincent Jackson
- Councillor Paddy McCartan
- Councillor Séamas McGrattan
- Councillor Cat O'Driscoll
- Councillor Cieran Perry
- Councillor Nial Ring
- Mr Julian De Spáinn