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Unveiling of Civic Memorial plaque to the memory of Irish comedian Dermot Morgan

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Location 
Mount Merrion
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On June 9th at Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion the Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Barry Saul celebrated the erection of a Civic Memorial plaque to the memory of Irish comedian Dermot Morgan with several members of the Morgan family.

This is the sixth Civic Memorial erected by the Council’s Memorials Committee – others include memorials to Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League and Samuel Beckett Nobel Prize winning author.  The purpose of the memorials is to raise awareness of people and events that are of national and international significance.

According to the Cathaoirleach ‘Dermot Morgan not only changed Irish comedy but also made a significant impression on the wider cultural and indeed political landscape - from his first appearances on Kenny live, through Scrap Saturday and finally Father Ted.  There are few people who have impacted to such an extent on the cultural life of the country during a time of dramatic change.

The location was chosen because it is the area where he spent much of his life and had many good times.  The plaque was erected with the agreement and co-operation of the Morgan family.

 
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