TICK TOCK – REMEMBER, THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD TONIGHT AT 1AM
And while we’re at it … here’s a little on Waterford’s iconic Clock Tower.
The Clock Tower, originally called the Fountain Tower, is a renowned landmark in Waterford City. Constructed in 1863, it cost £200 to build and the clock, installed in 1864, was donated by Waterford Corporation.
The tower was designed by Charles Tarrant in an ornate Gothic style and its interesting architectural and artistic features include diamond panels on the clock faces and subtle portrait detailing. The construction and carved dressings are indicative of high quality stone masonry.
Mr. Tarrant was the engineer and county surveyor for Co. Waterford, from 1855-1877 and he was also involved in designing Waterford Gaol and Cavendish Bridge at Lismore.
The tower retains most of the original clock fittings and mechanisms and they are maintained regularly by an horologist.