Submitted by Your Library on Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:50
Blessington Street Basin was built in the nineteenth century to provide a clean water supply to the northside of Dublin city. It was opened in 1810 and officially named the Royal George Reservoir, but most Dubliners simply referred to it as 'the basin'. The basin could hold four million gallons of water and it got its water from Lough Owel in Co. Westmeath. Now the basin is a public park with a fountain and a bird sanctuary on its central island.
Submitted by Your Library on Tue, 03/08/2010 - 19:25
In 1731 a man called Thomas Prior formed a group called the Dublin Society to try to help farming and industry in Ireland. From 1815 until 1923 the RDS was situated in Leinster House, which currently houses the Dáil. In 1923 Leinster House was sold to the Government and the RDS moved to its current location in Ballsbridge