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Floozie in the Jacuzzi.

Anna Livia Fountain on O'Connell Street in Dublin was created in 1988 by Eamonn O'Doherty (Anna Livia Plurabelle is a character in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake). The fountain is lovingly (derisively?) named the "Floozie in the Jacuzzi" or the "Hoor in the Sewer" by Dubliners.

I hear it's removed now, pending a move to a new location. Right?


It is indeed gone. One of the reasons, apart from sheer ugliness, was that it became quite popular to add washing
powder to the fountain and watch half the street fill with foam. There was also the millenium countdown clock placed in the river that couldn't be seen due to algae build up - of course it was known as the 'time in the slime'.
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Ah Dubliners with their rhymes: Time in the slime, floozie in the jacuzzi, hoor in the sewer (Anna Livia Fountain); the scud in the mud, the stiletto in the ghetto, the rod to god, the pin in the bin (Spire of Dublin); the tart with the cart, the dish with the fish (Molly Malone's statue). Er, what else is there?
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Reported in the Indo Jan23.2006

THE Floozy in the Jacuzzi is to be relocated alongside the River Liffey.

The Anna Livia statue and fountain, famed for showing her wares in the middle of O'Connell Street, has spent the last four years in a crate in a council depot in Raheny.

Dublin City Council revealed it has found a new home for it in the Croppy Memorial Gardens facing Collins Barracks. The Croppy Acre, as it's known locally, forms a burial ground for the fallen of the 1798 Rebellion.

A spokesman for the council confirmed the move would take place soon.

"It will be re-erected some time in the near future but there's no definite date for it as yet," he said. Anna Livia was erected in O'Connell Street in 1988.

The IR£200,000 sculpture was sponsored by the Smurfit family.

Designed by Eamonn O'Doherty, it was named after Anna Livia Plurabelle - a character in James Joyce's 'Finnegan's Wake'.

Unfortunately, litter and graffiti became a hallmark of the statue while drunken jokers got endless fun dumping washing up liquid into the fountain at weekends, covering the street in froth and foam.

The original site of the Anna Livia fountain is now home to one of the world's tallest sculptures.

Rising to 120m the Spire of Dublin was designed to be seen right across the capital city
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Quick visit to Dublin last week - and where's the floozie????

Bring her back to O'Connell st.!!!!

Who is going to see her at Collins Barracks???
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