The Olympic Federation of Ireland has done what has been described as "a disappearing act" from its headquarters in the Dublin seaside village of Howth.
The Olympic rings, commemorative plaques as well as a bust of Lord Killanin, once head of the Olympic Council of Ireland and President of the International Olympic Committee (1972-1980), were removed from the building without fanfare last Wednesday and Thursday.
Office staff were apparently given just a few days' notice to clear the building of all paperwork and files.
It is now understood the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) has relocated to the Abbotstown sports complex in west Co Dublin.
Why the move was surrounded in secrecy has baffled locals, who were proud that their village has hosted visits by some of the most important figures in the Olympic movement.
Since the headquarters was acquired with the help Government funding in 2005, visitors included IOC president Jacques Rogge, Sebastian Coe and other luminaries.
There is speculation that the organisation wanted to cut its last remaining links with former president of the OCI, Pat Hickey, who was the prime mover in the acquisition of the Howth headquarters building for the organisation.
"It is disappointing. It was a great attribute to the village," said Independent Fingal councillor Jimmy Guerin. He said the Olympic torch had passed through Howth before the London Olympics when President Michael D Higgins came to visit.
"It really is a pity that there wasn't at least some consultation before this was done."
He also expressed disappointment that a proposed Olympic museum in the Howth building will not now go ahead.
Sources in Fingal County Council were said to be "surprised" they had not been officially told, although the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown is in the council area.
According to its financial statements, the OFI has loans of €1.3m secured against its headquarters building, which are repayable over the next five years to the Department of Sport and Permanent TSB. The organisation's funding was also severely hit by expensive reports commissioned in the wake of then-president Pat Hickey's arrest in Rio during the 2016 Olympics.
The organisation has since undergone significant changes, with the 'old guard' gone and a new board of directors led by president Sarah Keane installed.