23 January 2006

Floozy in Jacuzzi refloated

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Dublin’s most notorious damsel, affectionately christened the Floozy in the Jacuzzi is to be re-erected alongside the River Liffey.

The Anna Livia statue and fountain, previously in the middle of O’Connell Street, have spent the past four years in a crate in a council depot in Raheny. Dublin City Council said it had found a new home for the much-loved harlot in the Croppy Memorial Gardens facing Collins Barracks.
Anna Livia, also given the unfortunate nickname of the Hoor in the Sewer, was erected in O’Connell Street in 1988.

The statue was named after Anna Livia Plurabelle, a character in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.
The original site is now home to the world’s tallest sculpture. At 120 metres tall, the Spire of Dublin was designed to be seen right across the city. Its official title was not sacred for long, with the capital’s sharp wits renaming it the Stiletto in the Ghetto, Stiffy in the Liffey and Nail in the Pale.

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