Dermot Morgan plaque unveiled in Dublin
Late Father Ted actor is described as a ‘pioneer’ in the Mount Merrion tribute
A plaque commemorating the actor and comedian Dermot Morgan in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh
A plaque in honour of the late Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan has been unveiled in Co Dublin.
Morgan is most well-known for his role as Fr Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
He is also fondly remembered for his work on RTÉ’s The Live Mike and Scrap Saturday.
Morgan died suddenly from a heart attack aged 45 in 1998.
The commemorative plaque has been placed on the wall of McGuire’s shop on Deerpark Road, where Morgan was a customer.
It pays tribute to Morgan as an “actor, writer, iconoclast, satirist” and describes him as a pioneer.
The Morgan family, including his three sons Don, Rob and Ben, were present when Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council unveiled the plaque on Thursday.
The plaque, which was funded by the council and cost about €1,000, is the sixth civic memorial erected in the area, including tributes to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett and founder of the Land League Michael Davitt.