Thursday, April 07, 2016

Some Recent Additions to @OpenPlaques #269

Since I began adding street plaques to the Open Plaques Project a couple of years ago I have uploaded a total of 40 plaques, mostly from around Dublin. From the "About" section of the Open Plaques website:

Open Plaques is 'the museum of the street' established 2009.

It is a community-based project which catalogues, curates, and promotes commemorative plaques and historical markers (often blue and round) installed on buildings and landmarks throughout the world.

The service brings the history that plaques encapsulate to life - and to a larger audience - by building the definitive and most comprehensive resource about these historical markers. The data and resources generated by the project are free to use under a Public Domain declaration. We aim for wide distribution and re-use.

Many plaques that I spot have already been uploaded by other users. While out for a walk in Blackrock last Monday morning I photographed three plaques, while I was coincidentally given a fourth by a former student - here they are:

Lord Edward Fitzgerald.
Located at Frascati Shopping Centre
in Blackrock on the site of the
former Frascati House.
Open Plaques Link.
Edel Quinn.
Located at Trafalgar Terrace.
Open Plaques Link.

Howard Grubb.
Located at Longford Terrace.
Open Plaques Link.
William Sealy Gosset.
Located in the Guinness Storehouse.
Open Plaques Link.

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