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This statue stands in tribute to Sir John Gray. An Irish physician, surgeon, newspaper proprietor... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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A great man that believed in service to country

We were here on an overcast day and the statue was washed out and hard to see b/c of the lighting... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Odenton, Maryland
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Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

This statue stands in tribute to Sir John Gray. An Irish physician, surgeon, newspaper proprietor, journalist and politician. His principal legacy was the development of the Vartry Reservoir water works, introducing a fresh water supply to Dublin. His legacy also included his advocacy for tenant's rights, the  Home...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s one of those many statues in Dublin. Nothing much interesting about this one though and I wouldn’t recommend one to pay for a guided tour for this

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We were here on an overcast day and the statue was washed out and hard to see b/c of the lighting. Hopefully, the sun will come out when you visit. It should sparkle with the Sicilian white marble. This statue is representing a man that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

This statue of Sir John Gray is located in the middle of O'Connell street. It's near the Spire and Bridge

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

Another important monument; - erected in appreciation of his many services to Ireland, and of the supply of fresh water which he secured for Dublin city and the suburbs. His legacy also included his contributions to the passage of the Irish Church and Land Bills,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Dan L
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Another fine monument on O'Connell Street. It is kind of quiet and understated compared to the other monuments nearby.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Erik K
Reviewed April 25, 2015

How refreshing it is to see a statue to a person who hasn't gained fame for being a martyr, a politician or a trade unionist! That this civic- minded all-rounder should be immortalised in stone (albeit a beautiful, sparkly Sicilian marble) for being responsible for...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed March 1, 2015

When walking up and down O'Connell street in the heart of Dublin there are many statues, which this is just another fine example, it is right in the middle of the tourist track and you cannot miss it. Enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2015
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