Love him, loathe him, love and loathe him, but Ross O’Carroll Kelly, one of our most emblematic literary voices, is being honoured across south Dublin.

Irish Times columnist Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is being honoured by Dublin with his own walk of fame. A series of plaques commemorating the most memorable moments in his life are being put up, including one outside The Irish Times building on Tara Street where he works. Or at least comes to claim his expenses.

Spot them also at Lillie’s Bordello just off Grafton Street where the jock broke approximately 1.500 hearts between 2001 and 2006; Kiely’s of Donnybrook, the rugby stronghold; and Blackrock College, or was it not Castlerock where the jock was schooled?

Kiely's of Donnybrook and Ross O'Carroll Kelly plaque
Just don’t expect to find too many on the Northside.

ROCK fans are also being encouraged to sign an online petition to replace the Molly Malone statue with one of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. The petition reads ‘Say goodbye to the Tart with the Cart – and hello to the Ledge with the Wedge.’

There’s a competition on Twitter to win your own Ross plaque, should you wish – tweet your own picture at a plaque and tag #Rosswalkoffame


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All photos © DUBLIN BUZZ




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