ANNA LIVIA HAS GOT HERSELF A FASCINATOR

ARTIST: EAMON O’DOHERTY

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ANNA LIVIA HAS GOT HERSELF A FASCINATOR

ANNA LIVIA HAS GOT HERSELF A FASCINATOR [THE CROPPIES MEMORIAL PARK]

Anna Livia is a bronze monument formerly located on O'Connell Street in Dublin. Officially the story is that the monument was removed from its site on O'Connell Street in 2001 to make room for the Spire of Dublin but it fact it was moved to storage because it attracted much anti-social behaviour as well as litter resulting from the use of nearby fast-food outlets.

She is familiarly known by the people of Dublin as the Floozie in the Jacuzzi,or the Whore in the Sewer (pronounced hoo-er to rhyme with sewer) among other names
Éamonn O'Doherty (1939 – 4 August 2011), born in Derry, Northern Ireland, was an Irish sculptor, painter, printmaker, photographer and lecturer. He was best known for his sculptures in public places. He died, aged 72, in Dublin, Ireland.

Well known sculptures by Éamonn O'Doherty include the Quincentennial Sculpture on Eyre Square in Galway and the Anna Livia monument, in 2011 moved to the Croppy Acre Memorial Park, in Dublin.

O'Doherty also won awards for his paintings, amongst other on the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. An exhibition of his photographs from the collection of the Irish Traditional Music Archive toured around the United States.

In the summer of 1966, O'Doherty was the first manager of Sweeney's Men and had painted the band's logo on the front of their van, from a drawing by Johnny Moynihan. According to Andy Irvine, O'Doherty was quite adept at playing the flute.[4]:66–67 He had also toured with Irvine in Denmark in the early part of 1966.
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