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VICTORIA MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IN DUN LAOGHAIRE [THIS IS INTERESTING AND WELL LOCATED]-136391

VICTORIA MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IN DUN LAOGHAIRE [THIS IS INTERESTING AND WELL LOCATED]-136391
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I came across the following in an old newspaper: "Plans to erect a replica of a fountain destroyed by republicans 21 years ago have been put on hold after building workers received threats". It is not a replica.

This structure was fully restored in 2002. The original was described as being a canopied drinking fountain [design number 20] with an elaborate 18 feet by 4 feet fountain


This was installed in Dún Laoghaire in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland.

Over the years it suffered many attacks and in 1981 the cast-iron fountain lost its 18-foot high canopy when it was vandalised.
The fountain was one of many celebrating Queen Victoria erected in Ireland and throughout the British colonies to a standardised design by Glasgow manufacturers Walter McFarland & Co. That company has since ceased trading but much of its business was inherited by another Scottish firm, Industrial Heritage, which was responsible for the structure's repair and restoration.
Date: 2018-02-02 21:44:13



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