Paddy Power Comedy Festival: We commemorate Dublin’s funniest moments with plaques

And about bloody time, too. 


Dublin’s funniest moments have been (un)officially celebrated with the unveiling of a range of commemorative plaques popping up across the capital city.

To celebrate the Paddy Power Comedy Festival, a four day comedy bonanza which kicks off in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens this Thursday July 27th through to Sunday, July 30th, Paddy’s paid homage to some of the most hilarious incidents captured on camera on the streets of Dublin.

Sites marked include the exact location where ‘The Lad Fell on the Ice’, the lady who famously shouted ‘Ah Here, ‘Leave it Out!’, and that excruciatingly-embarrassing moment when a cyclist came a cropper for rubbernecking at a scantily clad model doing a photoshoot on Dublin’s Luas tracks.

While it traditionally falls to Dublin City Council to commemorate historic places or people of interest around the capital, we felt it was time to pay homage to the birthplace of some of the most hilarious incidents our country has produced.

If fictional fishmongers like Molly Malone can be honoured, why not Anne Grimes who went viral for repeatedly roaring. ‘Ah here, leave it out!’ at four men engaged in a street brawl?

In addition to shining a light on the city’s viral hot-spots, each plaque carries a QR code which links passersby to articles and videos of each incident celebrated along The Paddy Power Comedy Festival Walking Tour, which takes its place alongside other famous walking tours that tourists can enjoy across the capital.

Sites included in the unique route are

  • Cyclist Falling on the Luas tracks – Harcourt Street
  • Ah Leave it out – Talbot Street
  • Man falls on ice – Church Street
  • League of Ireland fan interview – O’Connell Street
  • Mayo’s Two Own Goals – Croke Park
  • Dunphy’s Rod Liddle Observation – Donnybrook
  • Man hates St Patrick’s Day – Abbey St

This is the second year of Paddy’s sponsorship of the Comedy Festival which will be headlined over the weekend by Dara Ó Briain, Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Jarlath Regan and Jason Byrne to name but a few.

It all kicks off this Thursday, July 27th, and runs until Sunday July 30th in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. Tickets are available right here right now.


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