Water Pump at Johnstown


This is the second pump which I have come across in as many weeks. They are quite unusual to come across these days, but in their day they would have be the main supply of water  for villages across the country. This one I thought was unusually nice as it has retained what appears to be a stone drinking vessel. Many years ago there was a stage coach inn at Johnstown on the main road to Cork and the West of Ireland, so this was most likely used to water the horses. Unfortunatly it no longer appears to work but has been kept in great condition.


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Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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8 Responses to Water Pump at Johnstown

  1. Paul Cahill says:

    Great blog. I stumbled upon it today and read through about 5 posts. I am a huge fan of photography and history so I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Have a good one.


  2. Kasia says:

    found a similar pump in Ardagh, Longford. I’d keep trying to see if the one above works if i were you 🙂 We thought that the one in Ardagh did not work either. So we kept pumping just for a laugh until one of us got wet. And it was a cold, windy day 😉


  3. Enjoying your blog very interesting.


  4. Memory Catcher says:

    Your photographs are wonderful. There is so much history behind them. Thanks for liking my blog. Sally.


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