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Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Relax and reflect in this beautiful garden monument

See all opening times

Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Relax and reflect in this beautiful garden monument

See all opening times

Admission

Free admission

Getting here

Islandbridge,
Dublin 8
D08 T20W

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Trip Advisor

4.5

Irish National War Memorial Gardens

These gardens in Islandbridge, a Dublin suburb, 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. The name of every single soldier is contained in the sumptuously illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms.

These gardens are not only a place of remembrance; they are also of great architectural interest and beauty. The great Sir Edwin Lutyens designed them. Lutyens was a prolific garden designer, especially of war memorials, but nonetheless lent his expertise to only four gardens in Ireland.

Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree-planting make for an enjoyable visit in any season. The solemn, serene atmosphere of this elegant garden makes it a perfect place in which to relax and reflect.

Opening Times

Gardens Open all Year.

Mon – Fri 08.00, Sat – Sun 10.00 Garden Closing Times: According to Daylight hours

Access to Bookrooms: by arrangement with local management

Average Length of Visit: 1 – 2 hours.

Contact

Islandbridge,
Dublin 8
D08 T20W

01 475 7816

Getting Here

Located on South Circular Rd, Islandbridge. Entrance from Con Colbert Rd. and South Circular Rd. (Phoenix Park end)

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Facilities

  • Car park
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