If walls could talk…
Dalymount has been at the centre of football in Ireland since 1901, in the heart of an ever-changing city for almost 120 years.
From its first International game in 1904 when Ireland played as a united island, countless FAI Cup finals, Dublin’s first music festivals with Thin Lizzy and Bob Marley, famous Bohemian European nights and players like Zidane, Pele, Jameson, Van Basten, Brady, Best, Crowe, to the proud hub of the Dublin 7 community it is today, which most recently hosted the Frank Lampard’s first ever game as Chelsea manager.
Dalymount, like Bohemian FC, has a very long, proud and much-admired history that has been intrinsically linked with the fortunes of the game, as well as the cultural history of the city and the nation.
Originally a vegetable plot known as ‘Pisser Dignam’s Field’, by the 1930s it had been transformed thanks to the club’s enterprising membership and world famous stadium architect Archibald Leitch. In its golden years, it saw crowds of over 45,000.
In the near future, Dalymount will see the biggest change in its history.
With Government support the stadium will be totally transformed, bringing a modern new appearance to meet the needs of Bohemians and Dubliners alike for the next 100 years.
In advance of this, we are offering something very special, the bricks of the original dressing rooms, which have been structurally unaltered since 1935 (the Jodi stand was built over them in 1999).
In this testing period, we would urge all who hold an interest and a love for the stadium to get behind this initiative if they are in a financial position to do so.
The success of this initiative will help ensure the league’s oldest club – a fully member/community-owned institution – can continue to flourish and operate through what are unprecedented times
The cost of a brick is only €59 and can be purchased through this link.