Lady Grattan Drinking Fountain, Memorial in Dublin
This fountain was presented to the citizens of Dublin in 1880 by Lady Laura Grattan, daughter-in-law of the patriot Sir Henry Grattan, at a time when running water was supplied to only a small number of houses in the capital. Drinking cups would have been attached to the shaft, while horses could drink from the basin. In 1992 the work was restored by Dublin City Council and in 2014 the fountain and accompanying troughs were taken to secure storage in order to facilitate building works at the site.
This photo is from the Dublin City Photographic Collection. This unique collection is an educational resource and provides a basis for original research on the history of Dublin in the second half of the twentieth century.