Parish Pump, Barnaderg

Killererin Heritage Society

Parish pump dating from c. 1870
Bernadette Forde, taken in 2015

Freestanding cast-iron water pump, erected c.1870, comprising fluted cylindrical shaft with moulded base and neck, fluted top with fluted domed cap having pointed finial, spout with fluted connection to shaft, and cow’s tail pumping arm. Pump stands on circular plinth surrounded by later low rubble limestone wall, and approached by 3 rubble limestone steps. Appraisal This water pump is a significant feature in the village of Barnaderg. It is of considerable social significance, as it was a major source of public water supply for many decades, as well as being a meeting place at the centre of this small settlement. The pump was mass-produced but nevertheless exhibits good quality decorative detailing.

Reg. No. 30404407  Date 1860 – 1880  Townland BARNADERG SOUTH
County Co. Galway  Coordinates 152226, 247939  Categories of Special Interest ARTISTIC, SOCIAL,TECHNICAL
Rating Regional  Original Use water pump  In Use As water pump

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