Lord Mayor accepts Olympic Torch on behalf of Dublin City Council

On Tuesday 5th February 2013, at 12 noon in City Hall, Dame Street, the Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí will be presented with an Olympic Torch by Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland as a ‘thank you’ to Dublin City Council for their support in hosting the Olympic Torch Relay in Dublin last year.

The Olympic Torch will go on display at the Dublin City Sports Archive, Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2, from Wednesday morning, 6th February for the month.

Admission is free. Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Friday & Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Lord Mayor said “The 6th June 2012 was a very special day when the true spirit of the Olympic Games came to the streets of Dublin. In a break from tradition the Olympic Torch Relay travelled outside of Greece and the Host Country to visit Dublin. 41 Torchbearers from sporting legends to unsung heroes carried Olympic Torches through the streets of Dublin where cheering Dubliners lined the route from Croke Park to St. Stephen’s Green. Dublin City Council, An Garda Síochána, the City’s business community and transport providers, the Irish Government and the Olympic Council of Ireland all worked together to make a special piece of history. I am delighted that one of these Olympic Torches is being presented to the Dublin City Archives for permanent display to mark the day, not only for those who experienced it firsthand but for generations to come.”

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, said “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our capital city was immense – and set the tone for Ireland’s very successful medal challenge at the London Games. Dublin City Council, at all levels, played a key role in the planning and delivery of the Torch visit, and deserves our heartfelt thanks for doing a superb job for our city and our country on this important and unique international occasion”

City Archivist Dr. Mary Clark said: “We are thrilled to have this Olympic Torch for the Dublin City Sports Archive, where our aim is to inspire Dubliners of all ages to love and play sports by recording the achievements of sporting heroes, past and present. For us, this torch will symbolize passing on this proud tradition of sporting excellence for which Dublin is noted.”

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Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2013 at 7:23am

Pat Hickey gives Olympic Torch to Dublin City Archives

Lord Mayor accepts Olympic Torch on behalf of Dublin City Council

On Tuesday 5th February 2013, at 12 noon in City Hall, Dame Street, the Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí will be presented with an Olympic Torch by Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland as a ‘thank you’ to Dublin City Council for their support in hosting the Olympic Torch Relay in Dublin last year.

The Olympic Torch will go on display at the Dublin City Sports Archive, Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2, from Wednesday morning, 6th February for the month.

Admission is free. Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Friday & Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Lord Mayor said “The 6th June 2012 was a very special day when the true spirit of the Olympic Games came to the streets of Dublin. In a break from tradition the Olympic Torch Relay travelled outside of Greece and the Host Country to visit Dublin. 41 Torchbearers from sporting legends to unsung heroes carried Olympic Torches through the streets of Dublin where cheering Dubliners lined the route from Croke Park to St. Stephen’s Green. Dublin City Council, An Garda Síochána, the City’s business community and transport providers, the Irish Government and the Olympic Council of Ireland all worked together to make a special piece of history. I am delighted that one of these Olympic Torches is being presented to the Dublin City Archives for permanent display to mark the day, not only for those who experienced it firsthand but for generations to come.”

Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, said “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our capital city was immense – and set the tone for Ireland’s very successful medal challenge at the London Games. Dublin City Council, at all levels, played a key role in the planning and delivery of the Torch visit, and deserves our heartfelt thanks for doing a superb job for our city and our country on this important and unique international occasion”

City Archivist Dr. Mary Clark said: “We are thrilled to have this Olympic Torch for the Dublin City Sports Archive, where our aim is to inspire Dubliners of all ages to love and play sports by recording the achievements of sporting heroes, past and present. For us, this torch will symbolize passing on this proud tradition of sporting excellence for which Dublin is noted.”

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