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Garden of Remembrance

A tranquil memorial in the heart of Dublin city

Closed until Further Notice

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Garden of Remembrance

A tranquil memorial in the heart of Dublin city

Closed until Further Notice

See all opening times

Admission

Free admission

Getting here

Parnell Square East
Dublin 1
D01AOF8

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Garden of Remembrance

This beautiful garden in the centre of the city was designed by architect Dáithí Hanly and dedicated to the memory of ‘all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom’.

The garden was officially opened on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

The focus point is a magnificent sculpture by Oisín Kelly, based on the legend of the Children of Lir, in which four children are transformed into swans and remain so for 900 years before becoming human again. A poem by Liam Mac Uistin is inscribed on the wall behind the sculpture. It concludes: ‘O generations of freedom remember us, the generations of the vision.’

The garden is intended as a place of quiet remembrance. It is a perfect place to enjoy some respite from the clamour of the city.

Opening Times

Open All Year

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Seasonal Opening Times

April – September

Daily 08:30 – 18:00

October – March

Daily 09:30 – 16:00

Christmas Day

11:00 – 13:00

Contact

Parnell Square East
Dublin 1
D01AOF8

01 821 3021

Getting Here

Located in Dublin City Centre

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Facilities

  • Lift

Restrictions

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Assistance dogs only

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