Monday 27 February 2017

Plaque commemorating Father Ted star Dermot Morgan unveiled in Dublin

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Cllr Barry Saul with members of the Morgan family. Photo: Twitter/ @dlrcc
Cllr Barry Saul with members of the Morgan family. Photo: Twitter/ @dlrcc

A plaque commemorating the beloved Father Ted star Dermot Morgan was unveiled in Dublin yesterday evening.

The plaque was erected by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to pay tribute to the “actor, writer, iconoclast and satirist”.

It’s located in Morgan’s hometown of Mount Merrion, at McGuire’s Mount Merrion Stores on Deerpark Road.

Cllr Barry Saul said that the location for the plaque is “very fitting” as Morgan spent much time reading newspapers in the McGuire’s stores and in the local pub.

“It’s a very fitting tribute to highlight the significance of Morgan not just locally but nationally and internationally.

“People have already come to the area just to take selfies with the plaque,” said Saul.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the actor’s sons and his baby grandson, Dermot.

Dermot Morgan who is most known for his role as Father Ted passed away in 1998 after suffering a heart attack. Co-star Frank Kelly, who played Father Jack, died in February 2016, 18 years to the day after Morgan’s passing.

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