Heroes come from here
I walk through Ormond Square in Dublin’s inner city on my way to the quays.
It’s a small, well-kept square of terraced houses, with a little green containing a playground area at its centre.
The low wall surrounding that green has a plaque placed discreetly on it, dedicated to the square’s most famous son.
John Giles, one of Ireland’s greatest soccer players, was born and raised in number 7 Ormond Square.
What I really like about this simple plaque is the message its last line bears, particularly for the local kids: “Heroes come from here”.