Mary Mulvihill has been commemorated by a plaque at her former home in Dublin, which was unveiled in November 2021. The plaque is erected at Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, where Mary lived for nearly thirty years up to her death in 2015.

The erection of the plaque was initiated and funded by the Mary Mulvihill Association and supported by the National Committee for Commemorative Plaques in Science and Technology (NCCPST).

It takes its place alongside over 70 plaques around the country promoted by the NCCPST and marking the homes or workplaces of scientists and engineers. Mary’s is the first such plaque to identify the person commemorated as a science communicator.

Space broadcaster Leo Enright paid a warm tribute to Mary when he performed the unveiling of the plaque at a well-attended gathering in the garden of Mary’s former home.

Patrick Roycroft, a former colleague of Mary as a guide on her Ingenious Dublin walking tours, reported on the plaque for the genealogy magazine, Irish Lives Remembered, issue 55. The magazine is free to receive from

With the permission of Patrick and the magazine, we have added the plaque report and a review by Patrick of Mary’s republished book, Ingenious Ireland, also from Irish Lives Remembered, issue 55, to the Further Reading about Mary on this website.

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