A touching tribute.
Matt Damon has been awarded Freedom of the County of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown following his unparalleled stay in Dalkey last summer.
The council announced the news this morning, April 1, unveiling a new plaque in Matt’s honour via a virtual event, which the actor was unfortunately not present for.
The inspired plaque, pictured below, commemorates the many weeks Matt spent filming his upcoming movie in Ireland and his subsequent decision to ride out the first wave of the pandemic in a fancy Airbnb in Dalkey.
The Hollywood actor’s arrival was the most exciting thing to happen in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown since Dealz opened up in Bloomfields Shopping Centre.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power, commented: “It is a great privilege to award Mr. Damon the Freedom of the County and unveil this plaque to commemorate such an important event.
“Mr. Damon truly embraced our local customs and traditions and played an important role in promoting local amenities and businesses. There will always be a warm welcome for him in his adopted home town.”
Matt was, unfortunately, unable to attend today’s virtual event due to scheduling commitments.
Regardless, Cllr Power has said she will sent his Certificate of Honour all the way to LA by courier pigeon, to ensure he gets it, along with a note wishing him a happy April Fools Day.