RICHARD RUSSELL MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

RICHARD RUSSELL

MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

The Peoples Park in Limerick has a number of interesting items including a memorial upon a giant pillar to Thomas Spring Rice, a 19th century Bandstand, an ornate drinking fountain (according to Wikipedia it is one of only two on the island of Ireland but I do not fully agree) and two gazebos".

I have photographed three Victorian era fountains - One in Belfast, One In Limerick and one in Dun laoghaire (which does appear to be much more ornate). There is also a possibility that the 1929 religious shrine at the junction of Reginald Street and Gray Street in Dublin started out as a similar structure.

The Richard Russell fountain, which had been overseas for many months undergoing restoration, war returned to the People's Park November 2009.

The fountain was originally erected in 1877 to mark the gratitude of Limerick for Richard Russell, a highly regarded employer. The official unveiling of the restored fountain, which was attended by some one hundred people, was undertaken by the mayor of Limerick, Kevin Kiely.

The restoration process, which retained the original red colour of the fountain, was carried out in Britain at a total cost of €80,000. Two plaques on the structure give due recognition to Richard Russell.

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