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26th Feb 2024

Vigil to be held for Ann Delaney who died sleeping rough in Dublin


A vigil will be held at 8pm this evening.

Tributes have poured in after a well-known woman sleeping rough in Dublin passed away over the weekend.

Ann Delaney was discovered on Sunday near the Tesco supermarket on Aungier Street in the capital.

A beloved figure among many, Ann was believed to have been a nurse who had been sleeping rough in Dublin for several years.

Tributes pour in as beloved woman sleeping rough in Dublin passes away

Ann was well known to many around the Aungier Street area and would regularly be seen outside the Tesco supermarket.

Many candles, cards and flowers were left at the spot she was known to frequent, with groups of people stopping by to pay tribute on Monday morning.

On X, historian and host of the Three Castles Burning podcast, Donal Fallon led the tributes.

In a post, Fallon said: “Many of you will know Ann, who sat outside the Tesco on Aungier St/Redmond’s Hill. She was a kind soul. So sorry to pass this memorial to her this evening. She died in the cold last night.”

Hundreds of users replied to the post to pay tribute to Ann, with one saying: “Ann was a trained nurse, who didn’t ask for anything. she’d give the money people gave her to other homeless people she thought needed it more. RIP.”

Another commented: “I am so sorry to see this. She was a lovely woman. We’d brief chats & one day she asked me ‘Are you a reader?’. It was then she shared her love for Roald Dahl esp Danny the Champion of the World, The Secret Garden, & above all Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong. May she rest in peace.”

Someone else commented: “So many people had a lot of affection for Ann & cared about her welfare. At Christmas I gave her a tenner & she tried to give it back saying it was too much! Her legacy is that so many people will be incredibly sad to hear this news today. RIP.”

The Liberty Soup Run, who have been left devastated by Ann’s passing, have confirmed that a vigil will take place at 8pm tonight.

Taking to X, they wrote: “Heartbroken. Still can’t believe that you passed away Ann. Guys liberty soup run will be down were Ann passed away at 8pm today we will be letting off balloons and playing couple off Ann’s songs that she loved we would like you join us to say goodbye.”

The vigil will take place tonight at 8pm on Aungier Street.

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