Memorial Plaque erected on Bray building where Emma Hannigan wrote many of her novels

A memorial plaque has been erected on the Bray building where the late author Emma Hannigan wrote many of her novels.

The plaque was erected on Dargan House, Duncairn Terrace, Quinsborough Road, Bray, earlier this month. The building is home to precision tools engineering company Hard Metal Machine Tools, which is owned by Emma’s parents, Philip and Denise Hannigan. Award-winning novelist Emma had an office there where she did much of her writing.

Emma was just 45 when she died on March 3 following a long battle with cancer lasting almost 13 years. She is survived by her husband, Cian, children Sasha and Kim, parents Philip and Denise, brother Timmy, and sister-in-law Hilary.

In the weeks before her death, Emma raised more than €126,000 for cancer research and Breast Cancer Ireland. The charity last month announced a new research fellowship in memory of the bestselling author.

The plaque on Dargan House states that Emma wrote several works in the building. It adds: “Love and Light, Emma.”

In a statement about the plaque, a spokesman for Hard Metal said: “Our Directors, Philip and Denise Hannigan, would like to thank everyone who expressed their condolences on the recent passing of their daughter, Emma Hannigan.

“Emma wrote many of her novels in her office in Dargan House, which is our headquarters, and her passing was a difficult time for everyone in the Hard Metal family who knew her so well. A plaque has been placed on Dargan House to mark this part of Emma’s life and work.”

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