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QUEEN VICTORIA FOUNTAIN IN DUN LAOGHAIRE
I believe that this is now unique in Ireland however there are two other similar fountains on the island one of which is in Belfast with the other located in a Limerick City public park. Of the three this is my favourite.

This fountain was erected in Dún Laoghaire in 1900 [then known as Kingstown] to commemorate the visit to Ireland of Queen Victoria. It was seriously damaged in the 1980s but fortunately the structure was beautifully restored.

The fountain was one of a large number celebrating Queen Victoria erected in Ireland and throughout other 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, who were responsible for the structure’s repair and restoration.

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