Walking down Hawkin’s Street today taking pictures for another project and had to double take when I got to the Junction with Burgh Quay- The Sheehan monument has vanished! No doubt removed to make way for what seems to be Dublin’s least required bridge connecting Marlborough Street and Hawkin’s Street, does anyone have any idea where they’re putting it?!
Above is the memorial as it was. It’s going to be redundant anywhere else, given that it is a memorial to Patrick Sheehan, a member of the DMP who entered an open sewer in 1905 to rescue a workman named John Flemming who was overcome by fumes. He succumbed himself and both men died. Listed as helping are Tom Rochford, Clerk Of Works and Kevin Fitzpatrick, a Hackney driver. Below is the scene today:
So… Does anyone know the memorial’s fate?