Sir John Gray (1815 - 1875) was the proprietor of the Freeman's Journal, M.P. for Kilkenny city, and Chairman of the Dublin Corporation Water Works Committee from 1863 to 1875. In this latter role, he was instrumental in procuring, from Co. Wicklow, a clean water supply to Dublin and suburbs.

His statue on Sackville street stood between the monument to O'Connell and Nelson's pillar. The work of Irish artist Foley, it was unveiled in 1879.
This SV (1901) shows the pavement island of sir John Gray's statue, and the direction of the gaze of MacHugh.
"DIMINISHED DIGITS PROVE TOO TITILLATING FOR FRISKY FRUMPS. ANNE WIMBLES, FLO WANGLES - YET CAN YOU BLAME THEM?
- Onehandled adulterer, he said smiling grimly. That tickles me, I must say." (U7.1069)
"— Tickled the old ones too, Myles Crawford said, if the God Almighty's truth was known." (U7.1074)
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