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Father Pat Noise

Fictitious Roman Catholic priest
artist unknown

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Commemorative plaque on the balustrade of O'Connell Bridge, placed in 2004 (and after removal a second time in 2007) without permission in a depression left by the removal of the control box for the Millennium Countdown clock. The plaque is a hoax; there has never been a Father Pat Noise.
Two men said they installed it in 2004, and owned up in May 2006 after the plaque was brought to the attention of Dublin City Council by a journalist for the Sunday Tribune. They claimed the work was a tribute to their father, and that the name 'Father Pat Noise' is a word play on pater noster, Latin for 'our father'. The 'HSTI' is also fictitious, and could be an anagram of the word 'shit'. Peadar Clancy (misspelled on the plaque) was a genuine Irish Republican Army officer killed on the evening of Bloody Sunday, 1920. The men did not reveal their exact identities, instead communicating only by anonymous correspondence.


this plaque commemorates
advisor to peadar clancey.

he died under suspicious
circumstances when his
carriage plunged into the
liffey on august 10th 1919.

erected by the hsti

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - Father Pat Noise


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Item Code: ie354; Photograph: 21 June 2023
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