Tuesday, June 07, 2011

John Dunlap plaque, Strabane

Sadly this plaque to John Dunlap, the Printer of the American Declaration of Independence, hasn't been maintained just as well as the James Buchanan one I posted the other day. This one is on a concrete plinth, sited on a narrow strip of grass, along the road heading out of Strabane towards Plumbridge (and towards the beautiful President Woodrow Wilson ancestral cottage at Dergalt, which has just been refurbished). There seems to be a series of similar blue plaques dotted across Northern Ireland, made from a ceramic enamel material, and presumably all installed around the same time (maybe 20 - 30 years ago?). More on blue plaques to follow next week...