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Wolfe Tone Quay, D1
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Anna Livia

Éamonn O'Doherty

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Sculpture of a long-haired woman reclinging in the water.



Unveiled by
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Andrew Montague
19th September 2011

Sculpture by Eamonn O'Doherty


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.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Anna Livia


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Locatie (N 53°20'51" - W 6°17'25") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ie053; Photograph: 10 June 2014
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