Anna Livia Sculpture was once located on O’Connell Street. It was removed in 2001 to make room for the Dublin Spire (and to also protect it from it being used as a rubbish bin, Fairy Liquid and drunken stag parties!) She was then ‘cleaned and scrubbed’ and relocated to the Croppies Memorial Park in 2011. Anna Livia is the personification of the River Liffey and means ‘River of Life’ in Irish so the sculpture interprets the river as a young woman sitting on a slope with water flowing past her. It was designed by the sculptor √Čamonn O’Doherty,and commissioned by businessman Michael Smurfit, in memory of his father for the 1988 Dublin’s Millennium Celebrations. Anna Livia Plurabelle is also the name of a character in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake who also embodies the river.¬† ‘The Floozie in the Jacuzzi’!