Anna Livia Millennium Fountain, Dublin

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Anna Livia is a bronze monument located in Croppies Memorial Park in Dublin, Ireland. It was formerly located on O'Connell Street.Designed by the sculptor Éamonn O'Doherty, the monument was commissioned by businessman Michael Smurfit, in memory of his father, for the Dublin Millennium celebrations in 1988.The monument is a personification of the River Liffey (Abhainn na Life in Irish) which runs through the city. Anna Livia Plurabelle is the name of a character in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake who also embodies the river. In the monument's original location, the river was represented as a young woman sitting on a slope with water flowing past her. Dubliners nicknamed it the Floozie in the Jacuzzi, a nickname that was encouraged by the sculptor.The monument was removed from its site on O'Connell Street in 2001 to make room for the Spire of Dublin. In late February 2011, partly reworked and refurbished, the statue was relocated to Croppies Memorial Park next to the Liffey, near Heuston station.
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  • A beautiful fountain in a quiet park for break and relaxation. Moved from another area of the city centre, because it was damaged.
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  • The bronze monument is by Anna Livia, the personification of the River Liffey, which runs through Dublin. For fans of James Joyce, Anna Livia Plurabelle is the name of a character in Finnegan's Wake. Nice to look at, but not a must.
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  • Relaxing, quiet & nice shade from the sun during humid days. Enjoying the sound of the water in the pond😌
  • Could be better clean.
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