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“Beautifully Restored”

War Memorial Gardens
Ranked #88 of 540 things to do in Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautifully Restored”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

These gardens were designed by Edward Lutyens to commemorate the dead of the Irish Regiments in the Great War 1914-1919. Sadly they went into decline and were virtually abandoned up to the 1980's. Happily with the Peace Process and the realignment of Anlo Irish relations they can now assume their righful place in Irish history. The recent visit by H.M.The Queen has highligted their importance. A delightful place to stroll and enjoy the tranquility amidst the surrounding frenetic traffic. Close to the nearby historic Kilmainham Gaol and King's Hospital Museum of Modern Art. If you are not familiar with the Island Bridge area it would be advisable to get precise instructions on location before you set out to visit.

Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“great for a day out with a pet and children”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

a very beautiful gardens especially in summer and spring when the roses are red and lots of green. All family will enjoy the day out and you can bring the dog out.

Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“War Memorial Gardens”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

These gardens are a memorial dedicated to the memory of 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. The names of all the soldiers are inscribed in Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens. The gardens were designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. There are sunken rose gardens that provide a blaze of colour in summer and are a lovely place to visit, sweeping down to the River Liffey.

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“spiritual paradise”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

i felt at one with nature. It felt serene and peaceful with a sense of spirituality. I admired how well the gardens and surrounding areas had been maintained regularly.

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Dublin
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Hidden gem”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This location is a great place to visit for quiet space, to see wonderful gardens and monuments or to just walk the dog along the side of the liffey and maybe even see a rowing team slip past. This was a favourite place for me to walk my dog for years and I am always surprised when people especially from Dublin say they have never heard of it. I highly recommend a visit especially on a sunny day as rare as they are !

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