Matt Damon - Freeman of the County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Officially commemorated this day 1st April 2021 by An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Una Power
At a virtual ceremony this morning, hosted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Una Power, unveiled a plaque commemorating the granting of the Freedom of the County to Mr. Matt Damon.
Mr. Damon, who could not attend the event due to prior commitments, is being honoured by the county for his work in promoting our beautiful coastline, local culture, retail establishments, as well as demonstrating excellence in environmental consciousness in reusing plastic shopping bags, while temporarily residing in the historic seaside town of Dalkey in May 2020.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power, commented:
“It is a great privilege to award Mr. Damon the Freedom of the County and unveil this plaque to commemorate such an important event. Mr. Damon truly embraced our local customs and traditions and played an important role in promoting local amenities and businesses. There will always be a warm welcome for him in his adopted home town.”
An Cathaoirleach will send the Certificate of Honour by courier pigeon to Mr. Damon, along with a note wishing him a Happy April Fools Day.