Thomas Davis Statue and Memorial Fountain

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The Thomas Davis Statue and Memorial Fountain, on Dame Street in Dublin City, is dedicated to the journalist, poet and politician who had a huge influence on the generation who achieved Irish Independence in the 20th century.

The Thomas Davis Statue and Memorial Fountain, on Dame Street in Dublin City centre, was created by Edward Delaney in 1966. It features the figure of Thomas Davis facing Trinity College, where he had been a student in the 1830s. It overlooks a fountain with four bronze figures blowing water through trumpets. The figures represent the four provinces of Ireland. The panels enclosing the fountain’s basin show scenes from the Irish Famine along with scenes from Davis’ poetry.

The Thomas Davis Statue and Memorial Fountain was unveiled by President Eamonn DeValera in 1966, 50 years after the Easter Rising, as part of the revival of pride in Ireland’s national identity at that time. The statue is part of a group of important public monuments around the College Green and Trinity College areas with this theme.

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