Garden of Remembrance
Garden of Remembrance
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Peaceful garden marking the 50th anniversary of the Irish uprising against the English; contains a famous statue by Oisin Kelly of the Children of Lir, characters from ancient Celtic myth.
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LynnZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia203 contributions
Jul 2022
As its name, the park is built to remember the struggles of the people to fight for Ireland's independence. A nice small park (with seating), cross-shaped pool and a statue depicting the Irish legend of Lir and his 4 children cursed to be swans. I'd recommend taking a free walking tour and your guide will share the story of Lir & his children, as well as the significance of the mosaic & weaponry design at the bottom of the pool.
Written July 29, 2022
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Zee
Gaborone, Botswana155 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Serene place, this was my daily morning spot for reading and planning the day ahead and reflecting on other experiences. One of the places so dear to my heart.
Written February 21, 2019
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Judith38Cork_Ireland
Cork, Ireland132 contributions
This is a lovely small garden and is worth visiting.
Written February 9, 2012
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Vinasaint
Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
Jul 2019
The Children of Lir statue is the highlight and it is a restful place to sit. Some modernisation has taken place to improve access but to be honest, this could be a lot more than it is and there is a giant unused piece of land behind the statue that could be incorporated. I do however, like coming here so it must have something!
Written August 8, 2019
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10071stevep
Orange, CA168 contributions
Jul 2019
This was our second visit to Dublin and I definitely wanted to go back to the Garden of Remembrance. It helps if you know a little about the struggles of Ireland over last few hundreds of years, but I believe the design and location are spot on. The sculpture, layout and use of water has a great integrated effect. If you want to go and just snap a selfie, save your time and go someplace else. But if you want to sit, think and try to put things in perspective give it a visit.
Written August 6, 2019
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Gillian F
Dublin, Ireland169 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
I like this place but I believe it should have more information in it on the history. It lies at the top of O'Connell Street in Dublin's City Centre. Free entry and open during the day.

My grandmother used to take us here when we were children and I loved the monument of the Children Of Lir, An Clan Lír. It is one of my favourite tales of old Ireland. This park is steeped in history though and is usually where a lot of the protests / marches that take place in Dublin today start off.

There is a big cross shaped pond lined with benches for reflection.

This park has so much potential. Unfortunately it is quite neglected but if it were maintained could be quite a beautiful little park in the city.
Written June 5, 2015
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Hanni_LR43
Whitehead, UK1,746 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
It is a tranquil garden to sit and think of the struggles for independence. There are benches where visitors can eat, read, or enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The flowers at the side were plentiful and lovely, it was well kept. I would have liked to have seen water in the pond, it was empty. The mosaics at the bottom were very good. Some kind of fountain might be nice. There were no bags in the bins, but none were overflowing, so people were clearing them out.
Written June 22, 2014
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bainso
Boston, MA2,014 contributions
After visiting Kilmainham Goal & Dublin Castle and listening to the stories of the men involved and executed by firing squad for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising we decided that we wanted to visit the Garden of Remembrance which marked the 50th anniversary of the Irish uprising against the English. There are benches to sit on to enjoy the view of the pool of water & the famous statue "Children of Lir" by Oisin Kelly. The flowers are pretty too!

At Kilmainham Gaol we got to hear the stories of some of the men imprisoned there. It was interesting to see the museum, the small stone cells, the prison chapel where Joseph Plunkett was wed to Grace Gifford 10 minutes before his execution & the exercise yard where the men where shot.

At Dublin Castle we got to see the room where James Connolly was convalescing after the Easter Rising and then brought from that room to Kilmainham Gaol, tied to a chair & executed in the exercise yard where a plain black cross marks the spot where he & others were killed by firing squad. A total of 14 rebel commanders were executed there.

The "Garden" is a tranquil & peaceful spot to unwind & reflect after a hectic day of sightseeing in Dublin. As you can see by the photo many people take advantage of this calming spot away from the busy city. Enjoy!
Written September 9, 2008
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HotIrish
Monkstown, Ireland4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Peaceful spot but more of a place to sit on a bench if you’re passing by than a proper garden to visit.
Written September 17, 2019
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Mike and Carol J
Fredericton, Canada85 contributions
Sep 2019
As nice quit spot up Rembrandt with a pool in the shape of a cross. The sculpture is very moving as is the garden
Written September 13, 2019
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