President unveils Leonard Cohen’s ‘Made of Athy’ plaque

Thu 2nd May, 2019 | 11:30
location: (Kildare) Athy

(Kildare) Athy

Thursday, 02nd May, 2019

President Michael D. Higgins will unveil a plaque in honour of Leonard Cohen.

The plaque is part of the “Made of Athy” project, which honours people with links to the Co. Kildare town. The project, which celebrates a sense of place and community in the town, is supported by the Kildare County Council Arts Office.

The late Canadian’s songwriter’s link to Athy is that he collaborated on the script of the play ‘Between Your Love and Mine’ with John MacKenna.

In November 2016, President Higgins paid tribute to Leonard Cohen (see and he has quoted the songwriter’s lyrics in numerous speeches.