The legendary Luke Kelly will be getting his own statue in Dublin 6 months ago

The legendary Luke Kelly will be getting his own statue in Dublin

Thoroughly well deserved.

The iconic singer Luke Kelly was very much shaped by life in Dublin and it's entirely fitting that the beloved musician will now be a part of Dublin's musical heritage.

We're delighted to see that he's going to have a statue built in his memory in Dublin's north inner city centre.

The celebrated Dubliner, who passed away in 1984, will have his statue unveiled on Guild Street in early 2019.

This isn't the first time that talk of a statue in honour of the Sheriff Street native has been raised.

Kelly was supposed to have been honoured with a bronze statue back in 2004 after a unanimous vote by the council - but plans were but on hold because the Dublin Docklands Authority didn't have the funds.

Thankfully, Cllr Christy Burke has announced on Facebook that Kelly will now be immortalised in the capital.

"Some brilliant news, not only for Sheriff Street area but all the Luke Kelly fans throughout the world. After putting in a motion with the DCC and working with Luke's family, Luke's statue will be erected on the 30th of January on Guild Street. Time is to be announced," Burke said.

"This is defiantly (sic) one of the proudest moments in my political career and I would sincerely like to thank Luke's family and all my fellow councillors for their support. He will surely be very proud today. Luke was a close friend for my years and today has brought a tear to my eye."

An extremely deserving recipient.