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Events Timeline

This page records the events at plaque unveiling and other ceremonies.


Date Name Location
4 July 2014 Barry, Peadar - Secretary, Down County Board GAA, from 1926 to 1957 10 Corrags Road, Newry
21 June 2014 Hunter, Thomas - Educator and Social Reformer 44 Kildare Street, Ardglass
29 May 2014 Adrain, Robert - Mathemarician Carrickfergus Library
14 May 2014 McCooey, Art - File (Poet) Creggan Church, Creggan, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
25 April 2014 Bell, Robert - Geologist 25 Charleville Street, Belfast
12 April 2014 Huddleston, Robert - Poet Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Moneyreagh
12 April 2014 Barnett, George - Local Historian, Geologist and Poet 154 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown, Co. L'Derry
24 March 2014 Hope, James (Jemmy) - United Irishman Mallusk Cemetery, Mallusk, Co. Antrim
10 March 2014 Montgomery, Henry - Minister and Evangelist Shankill Road Mission, 110-120 Shankill Road, Belfast
3 March 2014 Carnduff, Thomas - The Shipyard Poet Linen Hall Library, Fountain Street, Belfast
15 February 2014 Carvill, Francis - Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Canal Court Hotel, Merchant's Quay, Newry
17 December 2013 Lyttle, Wesley Greenhill - Writer and Entertainer 85 Main Street, Bangor
12 December 2013 Manson, David - Pioneering Schoolmaster 2-6 Waring Street, Belfast
7 December 2013 Kelly GC, Thomas Raymond - Merchant Seaman 43 Kilmorey Street, Newry
7 December 2013 Blaney GC, Michael (Max) Flood - Bomb Disposal Officer, Corps of Royal Engineers 65 Bridge Street, Newry
21 September 2013 McAlery, John McCredy - Introduced Association Football to Ireland 1879 Cliftonville Football Club, Cliftonville Street, Belfast
21 June 2013 Makemie, Francis - 'Father of American Presbyterianism' 21 June 2013
10 June 2013 Lewinter-Frankl, Zoltan and Anny - Patrons of the Arts and Entrepreneurs 10 June 2013
1 June 2013 Lyte, Henry Francis - Poet and Hymn Writer Portora Royal School, Enniskillen
17 May 2013 Hayward, Richard - Writer, Actor, Singer 352 Antrim Road, Belfast
10 May 2013 Bryce, Viscount James OM - Jurist, Historian and Diplomat 13 Chichester Street, Belfast
25 April 2013 Clarke, John - Potato Breeder 60 Causeway Road, Bushmills
17 April 2013 Wolff, Gustav Wilhelm - Shipbuilder 6 Station Road, Sydenham, Belfast
15 April 2013 McDonnell, Dr. James - Physician "Father of Belfast Medicine" Queen's Arcade, Donegall Place, Belfast
8 March 2013 Tod, Isabella - Suffragist and Campaigner for Women's Rights 99 Botanic Avenue, Belfast
22 February 2013 Seán Lester - Last Secretary-General of the League of Nations 164 Ormeau Road, Belfast
14 January 2013 Sir Otto Jaffe - Philanthropist and Lord Mayor of Belfast 10 Donegall Square South, Belfast
30 November 2012 Frank McKelvey - Artist 56 Woodvale Road, Belfast
30 October 2012 Francis Joy - Founder of the Belfast News Letter Joy's Entry, Bridge Street, Belfast
28 September 2012 Dr. Raphael Ernst Grail Armattoe - Physician, Anthropologist and Writer 7 Northland Road, Londonderry
1 September 2012 Muiris ” DroighneŠin - Teacher, Scholar and Gael 49 Glen Road, Belfast
15 June 2012 Sir Samuel Dill - Classical Scholar, Educationalist and Writer 94 Malone Road, Belfast
26 April 2012 Sir William McArthur - Lord Mayor of London and Founding President of the London Chamber of Commerce 23-24 The Diamond, Londonderry
10 March 2012 Clara (Ma) Copley - Boxing Promoter 56 Donegall Place, Belfast
3 March 2012 Dr James Deeny - Public Health Pioneer 21 Church Place, Lurgan
24 February 2012 Morris Harding - Sculptor 104 Church Road, Holywood
3 February 2012 Ezekiel J. Donnell - Industrialist, Polemicist and Philanthropist Library, Railway Street, Strabane
8 October 2011 Archibald McIlroy - Writer and Storyteller The Town Hall, Ballyclare
1 October 2011 Brian O'Nolan - Writer 17 Bowling Green, Strabane
23 July 2011 Kennedy Kane McArthur - Olympic Gold Medallist, Marathon 1912 Community Building, Dervock, Co. Antrim
22 June 2011 Launch of the Blue Plaques Guide Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane, Londonderry
15 June 2011 Launch of the Blue Plaques Guide Crescent Arts Centre, University Street, Belfast
25 May 2011 Wilhelmina Geddes - Stained Glass Artist 50 Marlborough Park South, Belfast
17 May 2011 Norah McGuinness - Artist and Set and Theatre Designer 18 Lawrence Hill, Londonderry
17 May 2011 Bishop George Berkeley - Philosopher 30 Bishop Street Within, Londonderry
13 May 2011 Francis Joseph Bigger - Antiquary and Celtic Revivalist Crown & Shamrock, 584 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey
21 April 2011 Francis Maginn - Pioneer for Rights and Education of Deaf People Wilton House, 5 College Square North, Belfast
15 April 2011 William MacQuitty - Filmmaker, Writer and Photographer 98 Princetown Road, Bangor
13 April 2011 Brian Desmond Hurst - Film Director 23 Ribble Street, Belfast
5 March 2011 Joseph Tomelty - Author, Actor, Playwright 22 Shore Road, Portaferry
18 February 2011 Dr George Sigerson - Physician, Writer, Gael Strabane Library, 1 Railway Street
8 February 2011 W.R. Rodgers - Poet and Broadcaster 79 Belmont Avenue, Belfast
12 November 2010 Kathleen Bridle - Artist and Teacher 15 Cooper Crescent, Enniskillen
3 November 2010 Mercy Hunter - Artist, Calligrapher and Teacher 23 Botanic Avenue, Belfast
23 September 2010 Alice Milligan and Charlotte Milligan Fox - Promoters of the Celtic Revival 1 Spllars Place, Omagh
15 September 2010 Sir Tyrone Guthrie - Broadcaster and Theatre Director Linenhall Street, Belfast
23 August 2010 E. Godfrey Brown - Musician 117 Downshire Road, Holywood
21 August 2010 John King Soldier and Explorer of Australia The Square, Moy, Co Tyrone
30 April 2010 Sir Henry Lawrence - Founder of Lawrence Schools, India Foyle Arts Centre, Lawrence Hill, Londonderry
17 April 2010 Maritime Hotel - Birthplace of Rhythm 'n' Blue in Belfast College Square North, Belfast
26 March 2010 Robert John Welch - Photographer 19-21 Main Street, Strabane
10 March 2010 Sir Samuel Ferguson - Poet and Antiquarian 23 High Street, Belfast
24 February 2010 John McKay - GAA Founding Member 1884 113-117 Donegall Street, Belfast
15 February 2010 William Scott - Artist 2 Queen Street, Enniskillen
26 January 2010 Sam Thompson - Playwright 2 Montrose Street, Belfast
26 November 2009 Sir Joseph Larmor - Mathmatical Physicist 24 Antrim Road, Belfast
29 October 2009 Thomas Russell - United Irishman Linenhall Library, Belfast
15 October 2009 Sam Hanna Bell - Writer and Broadcaster 2 Crescent Gardens, Belfast
5 September 2009 John Mitchel & John Martin - Patriots and Writers Ivy Brook Lodge, Drumalane Road, Newry
29 August 2009 Joe Gilmore - Pioneer Aviator 20 High Street, Ardglass
25 August 2009 George Farquhar - Playwright Verbal Arts Centre, Stable Lane, Londonderry
23 June 2009 Francis Rawdon Chesney - Soldier and Explorer 6 Sabbath Hill Road, Ballymartin Co Down
18 June 2009 Robert Mitchell Henry - First Secretary to Academic Council Lanyon Building, Queens University, Belfast
3 June 2009 Sir Richard Wallace - Philanthropist and Art Collector Castle Street, Lisburn
15 May 2009 Professor James MacCullagh - Mathematician and Physicist Upper Badoney, Co Tyrone
29 April 2009 Sir Samuel Kelly - Coal Importer & Philanthropist 94 Castlereagh Street, Belfast
21 April 2009 Stewart Parker - Playwright 86 Larkfield Road, Sydenham, Belfast
6 April 2009 James Humbert Craig - Artist Turnamon Cottage, Castle Park, Cushendun Co. Antrim
5 March 2009 George Shiels - Playwright 14 Shingle Cove, Carnlough, Co. Antrim
25 February 2009 Sir William Whitla - Physician and Philanthropist Queen's University Belfast
17 December 2008 Edward Bunting - Folk Music Collector St George's Church,High Street, Belfast
26 September 2008 Lady Mabel Annesley - Artist and Wood Engraver The Arbouretum, Castlewellan Forest Park
5 September 2008 Sarah Grand - Novelist and Suffragette Rosebank, 8 Millisle Rd. Donaghadee
28 May 2008 Viscount George Macartney - Ambassador Extraordinary to China Lissanoure Castle, Co. Antrim
9 May 2008 Luke L. Macassey - Civil Engineer and Barrister 7 Chichester Street, Belfast
4 March 2008 Charles McKimm - First General Superintendant of Belfast Parks Tropical Ravine, Botnaic Gardens, Belfast
4 March 2008 Gerard Dillon - Artist 26 Lower Clonard Street, Belfast
12 February 2008 Martha Magee - Benefactor of College Magee College, Londerry
12 February 2008 H.B. Phillips - Impresario Shipquay Street, Londonderry
7 December 2007 Margaret Noble - Writer and Indian Nationalist 16 Scotch Street, Dungannon
6 December 2007 Daniel Cambridge VC - Soldier and Yeoman Warder High Street, Carrickfergus
6 December 2007 Paul Rodgers - Shipbuilder Belfast Road, Carrickfergus
2 November 2007 Margaret Clarke (nee Crilley) - Artist Thomas Street, Newry
29 October 2007 John Hewitt - Poet 18 Mount Charles and 11 Stockmans Lane, Belfast
15 October 2007 Charles Lever - Novelist 22a The Promenade, Portstewart
14 September 2007 Edmund De Wind VC - Soldier Bridge Street Link, Comber
8 September 2007 Amy Carmichael - Missionary and Writer Welcome Evangelical Church, Cambrai St, Belfast
5 September 2007 George William Russell - Artist, Mystic, Writer Market Street, Lurgan
5 September 2007 Field Marshal Sir John Dill - Soldier Market Street, Lurgan
2 July 2007 Kelly's Cellars - Meeting Place of United Irishmen Bank Street, Belfast
26 June 2007 Charles Davis Lucas VC - First recipient of the VC Druminargal House, Poyntzpass
23 June 2007 Robert the Bruce - King of Scots Visitor's Centre - Rathlin Island
8 June 2007 Barney Hughes - Master Baker and Philanthropist 11 College Square North Belfast
2 May 2007 John 'Rinty' Monaghan - Boxer King's Hall, Belfast
14 March 2007 William Steel Dickson - United Irishman Presbyterian Church, Portaferry
17 January 2007 James Magennis VC - Submariner Royal Naval Association, Gt Victoria St, Belfast
23 November 2006 Joe Bambrick - Footballer 219 Roden Street, Belfast
18 November 2006 Sir Edward Coey - Mayor of Belfast 1860 and Philanthropist Merville House, Newtownabbey
17 November 2006 Philip Larkin - Poet Old Library, Queen's Universary, Belfast
14 November 2006 Amy Carmichael - Missionary and Writer Baptist Church, Millisle, Co. Down
19 May 2006 William Gibson - Goldsmith and Philanthropist Drumbroneth House, 46 Drumbroneth Road, Dromore
24 April 2006 James Bell Crichton VC - Soldier 75 Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus
31 March 2006 Samuel Beckett - Nobel Laureate Portora Royal School, Enniskillen
12 November 2005 Colin Middleton - Artist 6 Victoria Road, Bangor
7 November 2005 Aodh Mac Aingil - Scholar, Poet, Bishop St Patrick's Centre, Downpatrick
29 May 2005 E. Estyn Evans - Geographer 100 Malone Road, Belfast
6 May 2005 William Ritchie - Pioneer Shipbuilder Harbour Commissioner's Offices, Belfast
26 February 2005 James Johnston - Tenor 55 Knock Road, Belfast
24 February 2005 Sir James Murray - Inventor of Milk of Magnesia 16 High Street, Belfast
16 October 2004 Cathal O'Byrne - Singer, Poet and Writer 43 Cavendish Street, Belfast
23 September 2004 Jonathan Swift - Author of Gulliver's Travels Ballynure Old Church, Church Road, Ballynure
22 September 2004 Paul Henry - Artist 17 University Road, Belfast
11 September 2004 Michael McLaverty - Writer Killard, Lecale, Co. Down
24 June 2004 Lt. Col. William John English VC - Soldier Kings Road, Knock, Belfast
4 June 2004 John B. Yeats - Artist and Writer Vicerage Farm, Tullylish, Co. Down
1 June 2004 Dr. William Crolly - Archbishop of Armagh Ballykilbeg Church, near Tyrella Co Down
6 October 2003 Ernest Walton - Physicist and Nobel Laureate Methodist College, Belfast
21 August 2003 Francis Hutcheson - Philosopher and Teacher First Presbyterian Church, Saintfield
20 August 2003 Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples Bt. - Artist Lissan House, Cookstown
13 June 2003 Oscar Wilde - Writer and Wit Portora Royal School, Enniskillen
16 October 2002 Vere Foster - Educationalist and first President of INTO INTO HQ, College Gardens, Belfast
24 June 2002 Dr William Drennan - Patriot and Radical First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast
2 April 2002 Thomas Andrews - Designer of the Titanic 20 Windsor Avenue, Belfast
6 December 2001 Anthony Trollope - Novelist The Custom House, Customs House Square, Belfast
2 June 2001 Clara Ewald - Portrait Painter 37 Rugby Road, Belfast
3 October 2000 Robert Sullivan - Educationalist and Benefactor High Street, Holywood, Co. Down
18 September 2000 Harry Ferguson - Inventor Ulster Bank, Donegall Square East, Belfast
25 August 2000 Guglielmo Marconi & George Kemp - Wireless Telegraphy Pioneers Kenmare House, 45 North Street, Ballycastle
27 January 1999 Henry Joy McCracken - United Irishman 37 High Street, Belfast
27 January 1999 Mary Ann McCracken - Social Reformer 62 Donegall Pass, Belfast
16 November 1998 Hugeunot Community - The site of Lisburns Hugeunout Church The old Town Hall in Castle Street, Lisburn
30 October 1998 Chaim Herzog - President of Israel 1983-1993 185 Cliftonville Park Avenue
9 October 1998 Richard Rowley - Poet 79 Dublin Road, Belfast
June 1998 Thomas and William Putnm McCabe - United Irishmen St Malachy's College, Antrim Road, Belfast
27 April 1998 Sir John Lavery - Painter 47 North Queen Street, Belfast
25 March 1998 John Luke - Artist 240 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast
23 October 1997 Sir Henry Pottinger - First Governor of Hong Kong 1943 On a residential block at The Mount, Mount Pottinger, East Belfast
29 May 1997 Lilian Bland - Pioneer Aviator On the site of Tobarcooran House
June 1998 John Macoun - Explorer and Naturalist Old School House, corner of New Forge Road/Trinity Park, Magheralin
21 March 1997 Louis McNeice - Poet 2 Brookhill Avenue, Belfast
25 October 1996 James Young - Actor and Comedian 26 Fernwood Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast
30 August 1996 Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) - Scientist 21-25 College Square East, Belfast
30 August 1996 Robert Shipboy McAdam - Antiquarian and Gaelic Scholar 21-25 College Square East, Belfast
7 June 1996 Robert Lynd - Writer Windsor Avenue, Belfast
27 October 1995 Joyce Cary - Novelist Bank House, Bank Place, corner of Shipquay Street, Londonderry
27 October 1995 Kathleen Coyle - Novelist Bishop Street, Londonderry
16 May 1995 Lloyd and Rosamond Praegar - Naturalist and Historian: Sculptor Croft Road, Holywood, Co Down
16 May 1995 Rosamond Praegar - Sculptor Hibernia Street, Holywood, Co Down
10 May 1995 Margaret Byers - Educationalist Crescent Arts Centre, Lower Crescent, Belfast
12 April 1995 Cecil Frances Alexander - Hymn Writer Bishop Street, Londonderry
20 March 1995 George Vasey Stewart - Poineer New Zealand Settler Martray, Co. Tyrone
24 April 1993 Sir Samuel Black - Poineer Cardiologist Marcus Square, Newry