Save Moore Street Awareness Week 510 – 22 June 2024

Bróna, Orla, Deirdre, Eileen agus Diarmuid were the foireann for the day and we were kept busy with collecting signatures, talking to people, demonstrating the battle locations, explaining our campaign, giving people updates ….
So many, in fact, that we went a bit crazy with taking photos. Sorry about that but there are some particularly nice ones there, including a couple of action shots.
And you might see someone you know …
People were clearly in the mood to sign in large numbers but it always boosts the numbers of our signers to have our two outlying leafleters on the street talking to people and sending us ‘customers’, as we did today.
Other events often bring people into the city – sports fixtures, marches, festivals – and many choose to cut through Moore Street to taste the flavour of a street market, to feel the vibes, as they say. Two young women on their way to the O’Connell Street protest against violence against women stopped to talk to us about the campaign and to sign the petition. Then graced us by posing for a solidarity photo: Sophie Ryan agus Jennifer Mongey-Balfe – go raibh maith agaibh!
No change – níl aon scéal — on the appeal to An Bord Pleanála against the Hammerson plan approved by the unelected City Managers. It may be waiting for the outcome of the High Court case the property speculator has taken against Dublin City Council after elected councillors voted to give five buildings in the Moore Street area historical importance protected status.
Our new leaflet, design and text is on its way to printer now, funded by donations, sales of badges and occasionally guiding paying history walking tours.
We sold some the plain pin campaign badges at 2 euro each but have run out of the pin-and-clip badges. Both carry our logo, a representation of the Grotesque on the gable peak of No.55, whose wing got clipped by a British Army bullet in 1916.
During the run-up to the recent elections Miriam Lord, who specialises on reporting on the goings-on (and goings-over) in Leinster House, often with irony, reported in the Irish Times (6th June, page 7) on some candidates canvassing in Moore Street. They were getting a mostly cool reception in the street and there were some surprises for Miriam in which party a number of stall-holders didn’t want to support. Yes, and a surprise for us too, in that Miriam mentioned not once, not even in passing, the important 1916 Rising history of the street.
Bhí sé te agus grianmhar; jackets and hoodies had to be removed and some of us were down to T-léinte; Bróna wearing a cap against the full sun.
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