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Irish National War Memorial Gardens

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, are one of the most famous memorial
gardens in Europe. They are dedicated to the memory of the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the First World War (1914-1918). The name of each soldier is contained in the illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite book rooms within the gardens.

These gardens are not only a place of remembrance, they are also of great architectural interest as the renown Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed them. Lutyens was a prolific garden designer and architect whose other Irish designs include Heywood Gardens, Lambay Island and those in Howth Castle.

The gardens boasts many features such as the Gertrude Jekyll inspired herbaceous borders which encircle the sunken rose gardens creating a serene atmosphere which will make for an enjoyable visit during any season.

Irish National War Memorial Gardens
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8

Entrance from Con Colbert Rd. and South Circular Rd. (Phoenix Park end)

+353 (01) 475 7816

Opening hours
Gardens Open all Year

Opening Times
Mon-Fri 8am - dusk
Sat-Sun 10am - dusk

Access to Bookrooms by arrangement with local management.

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