A FAKE MEMORIAL (Person never existed)
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This could only happen in Dublin.
Mystery plaque to be taken down at O’Connell Bridge
Dublin City Council is to remove a memorial plaque from O’Connell Bridge because it does not know the person commemorated or how the plaque got there. The bronze plaque, set into the wall on the western side of the bridge, commemorating "Fr Pat Noise" was spotted recently by a Sunday newspaper journalist.
The plaque claims to mark the spot where the priest died in 1919 when his carriage plunged into the River Liffey in "suspicious circumstances". The council’s heritage officer has reviewed historical records but can find no reference either to the priest or the accident, a council spokeswoman said.
Furthermore, the council did not erect the plaque, was not asked permission for its placement on the bridge and has "no idea" how it got there. The plaque will be removed within days, the spokeswoman said.