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“A lovely area to sit, relax and think!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance
Ranked #83 of 498 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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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“A lovely area to sit, relax and think!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I sat here for over an hour last weekend now the weather was great which really did help. The garden is very well maintained I did not see one piece of rubbish which was great. The garden is very peaceful having time to sit and think. There is a beautiful statue flying the Irish flag. This place really puts you mind in perspective remembering all those who died fighting for freedom. Just around the corner from the Maldron hotel which I was staying in.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“a place for meditation and contemplation.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Though what the place represents as a remembrance to people who died in the struggle to free the people from the chains of the British empire, and subsequently the bitter civil war that followed independence from British rule. This place is in fact one of the most peaceful places in Dublin.
As you enter you see a long artificial body of water decorated by mosaics and ornate stonework leading up to a statue that represents the struggle of the Irish people until they fly free as birds, drawing a comparison to the story of the children of Lir, an ancient Irish tale.
Even though this place is more for people to celebrate and commiserate the past of this beautiful countries war, the place also acts as a place of solace for those who just want a quiet few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside, it is truly a beautiful place, and i come here often when visiting the city centre,

Visited April 2013
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“Great place to sit and think”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the maldron hotel which is 30 seconds walk from the park. Beautiful statue with a powerful message. Lovely place to sit, relax and remember those not to be forgotten.

Thank Garf86
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“Could be so much better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

another site that has been neglected by Dublin City Council. This could be so much better. I see tourists come in and leave within 10 minutes because there is nothing to grab there attention

Visited March 2013
Thank stanDublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Peace in the heart of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is such a lovely serene park to sit and enjoy a quick lunch or just sit and read for an hour. It is hard to believe you are right in the centre of the city (O'Connell St. is just a 2 minute walk away). You soon forget the traffic noises etc. It's a lovely spot to escape from the bustle of the city.

Visited August 2012
Thank Rachel D
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