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Address: Islandbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-661-3111
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War Memorial Gardens

These gardens were designed by the great designer Lutyens to commemorate Irish people who fought and died in the First World War. At that time all of Ireland was part of Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

These gardens were designed by the great designer Lutyens to commemorate Irish people who fought and died in the First World War. At that time all of Ireland was part of Great Britain; many joined to fight for little nations hoping this would lead to independence for their own country, many accepted British rule at that time while many, many... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautifully kept gardens lots of benches to sit down and have a nice picnic away from the bustle of the city. My kids thought it was lovely to have a garden built to remember those who have died. And it's free too :-)

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While the gardens are probably at their best in late summer when the roses are out, the memorial is well worth a trip any time of year. The design and layout are superb - places like this can be imposing and austere, but this one is impressive and peaceful. You can also walk by the river, where lots of University... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited the War Memorial Gardens en route to Phoenix Park from Kilmainham Gaol. Just look for the sign on the left as you're walking along South Circular Road towards the River Liffey. The Gardens are south of the river. The larger park has some pathways and is popular with runners. The core part of the Gardens is tranquil, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Lovely gardens, beautifully maintained. Can easy spend and hour or two wandering around, especially if you have a picnic! Nowhere to buy food, but you can sit by the river and watch people rowing and such. It's worth a trip

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

what a national disgrace that my fellow countrymen dont visit n reflect more often.beautifully kept n a magnificent location.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you like gardens this is well worth checking out. From the car park you walk up through mature trees to the rose gardens which are stunning and arranged around central ponds that you walk down to. The rose gardens are laid out at opposite ends with the memorial for the world war located in the middle. There are two... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

took a walk in the war memorial park last weekend. have bene through the park many times when I've been out for a run but have never taken the time to explore the park or appreciate its beauty. It is a great space by the water. It is a lovely tribute.

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a beautiful place! Not well sign-posted, so have a good idea of how to get there before you set off. The smell of the Rose Gardens is still with me, a day after - beautifully maintained. You can sit and just take in the lovely area and think on Irish History. It was poignant, seeing all the Poppy Wreaths... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A short walk from either the Royal Hospital or Kilmainham Jail is what has always been known to me as The Memorial Gardens. When growing up in the area, we used to walk to the gardens and play in the area, usually having the place to ourselves. Recently I was in the area so I stopped for a quick trip... More 

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