A REALLY BEAUTIFUL BUT BADLY NEGLECTED GOTHIC STYLE FOUNTAIN

A REALLY BEAUTIFUL BUT BADLY NEGLECTED GOTHIC STYLE FOUNTAIN

A REALLY BEAUTIFUL BUT BADLY NEGLECTED GOTHIC STYLE FOUNTAIN

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The inscription on the fountain reads, "Whosoever drinketh the water that I shall give him...shall never thirst again". Sadly there is no water to drink.

I must admit that I am appalled by the condition of this fountain and I cannot understand why what should be a major tourist attraction is not being maintained by Belfast City Council. If you live in Belfast write and complain to the City Council. If they could find £300,000 to erect ’Nuala With The Hula’ surely they can find a few thousand to clean and maintain this wonderful landmark structure.

Thomas Thompson, a naval surgeon distinguished in the Napoleonic Wars, was appalled by the conditions in Belfast during the Great Famine. Even though the failure of the potato crop did not directly affect city inhabitants, hoards of refugees from the countryside brought with them devastating epidemics of typhus, cholera, smallpox, and dysentery. Thomas Thompson was the founder of the Charitable Home for the Incurable which provided comfort for the sick.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY