Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sir Edward Carson forgotten in modern Dublin?

Stormont and Carson
Originally uploaded by Gary McMurray.

On our way into Dublin each day on the Luas, we pass the birthplace and childhood home of Lord Carson - formerly Sir Edward Carson. Carson was the leader of Irish Unionism, and then Ulster Unionism during the Home Rule crisis of 1912-14. He was also a leading barrister, involved in the famous trial of Oscar Wilde.

Up until recently, there was a Dublin Tourism plaque on the house in Harcourt Street (just off St Stephen's Green). But now it has gone. I wonder why... Let's hope it is returned to its place soon, and that an important Dubliner can be remembered in his own home!

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