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20/05/2014 12:00:53:
A few days ago i had the opportunity to take a quick walk around London, with the camera, while wait...

GRAPE 2014

23/04/2014 09:43:47:
The 2014 - Greystones Arts and Photography (and crafts and food) Exhibition. Starting soon......

The Design Loft 2014

05/04/2014 16:46:08:
I have a range of landscape photography prints and canvases for sale in The Design Loft, Powerscourt...

074 - Vartry Pump Tower

The Vartry Reservoir scheme involved the partial redirection and damming of the Vartry river, the building of a series of water piping and filtering systems (and related public works) to carry fresh water to the city. Between 1862 and 1868 the lower reservoir was formed by constructing an earthen dam across the valley of the River Vartry after a Dublin Water Works Committee was established to develop a new water supply to Dublin and suburbs. The committee was chaired by Dr. John Gray who actively promoted what would become the "Vartry scheme". The scheme was formally opened on June 30, 1863. This work was particularly important in the improvement of living conditions and public health in Dublin city. It improved sanitation and helped reduce outbreaks of cholera, typhus and other diseases associated with contaminated water.


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