Tokyo Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington, has been accorded the Freedom of the City of Dublin.
The honour is being bestowed on Kellie by Lord Mayor Alision Gilliland with this honour in light of her community work and her remarkable sporting achievements.
Also conferred with the Freedom of the City of Dublin this evening was Ailbhe Smyth for work on human rights & social justice, and Prof Mary Aiken for work in cyberpsychology and online safety.
The conferral ceremony is taking place at the Mansion House, Dublin, this evening.
Dublin City Council says “Recipients of this award may are referred to as a ‘Freeman’ or ‘Freewoman’ of Dublin. They are also Honorary Citizens of our city.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin nominates people for the Freedom of the City. Any nominations are then brought before a meeting of the City Council where it must be ratified by a majority vote.
To date, only 82 people have been conferred with the Freedom of the City of Dublin.
The latest recipient of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin was Jim Gavin who was conferred with the Freedom of the City of Dublin on Saturday 18th January 2020, and Dr. Tony Holohan in 2022.”