Commemorative Plaques Scheme
What is the Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaques Scheme?
Dublin City Council's Commemorative Plaques scheme is intended to facilitate the formal commemoration of people, organisations, and events that have made a unique and significant contribution to the life or history of Dublin through outstanding achievement, distinctive service or significant community contribution.
Who and what can be commemorated by a plaque?
Individuals, organisations, and events can be commemorated by a plaque, but there are some requirements:
- Proposals to commemorate living persons will not be considered.
- Nominees will have to have died at least 20 years previously or have passed the centenary of their birth, whichever is earlier.
- The person/s must have been born in or lived in Dublin or have had strong and/or enduring connections with the city.
- The person/s must have made a unique and outstanding contribution to the life or history of Dublin through outstanding achievement, distinctive service or significant community contribution.
- In the case of an event to be commemorated, this must have occurred in Dublin and the event will have to have occurred at least 20 years previously.
- You must have the written permission of the owner of the building on which the plaque is to be erected.
- In order to ensure the uniformity of Dublin City Council’s plaques, we have set a standard design, and word, character, and line limits.
- The Irish language version will appear first on the plaque and the council will make the translation.
- Dublin City Council will have the final decision as to the wording on the plaque.
How do I propose that a plaque be erected?
You can propose that a plaque be erected by submitting this application form.