Posted by murrisk on February 05, 2001 at 16:32:41:
Whatever happened to the old street water pumps in Castlebar? Do they still exist even as tourist attractions? I think there was one in Newtown near Marsh House and another one near the junction of Linnenhall street and Main Street. The pumps had long curving handles and the spouts were shaped like a lion's head. The water came from the mouth. I wonder if the water was ever tested? I remember drinking from them but I don't ever remember hearing of anyone getting sick or dying from drinking the water.
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