Dedicated to the memory of Irish soldiers who died in the 1914-1918 war. The names of all the 49,400 soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts, located in the granite book rooms in the gardens. Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting make for an enjoyable visit to the gardens in any season.
These Gardens are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe. They are not only a place of remembrance but are also of great architectural interest and beauty and consist of two tiered sunken gardens. They are one of four gardens in Ireland designed by the the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). The others being Heywood Gardens (Co. Laois) and Lambay Island (off the coast of Co. Dublin) and Howth Castle (in Co. Dublin).
Gardens Open all Year
Access to Bookrooms: by arrangement with local management
Car park close to site
Entrance from Con Colbert Rd. and South Circular Rd. (Phoenix Park end)
Public Transport: Bus Numbers 51, 68 and 69 from Aston Quay in Dublin City Centre
Islandbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland
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