Garden of Remembrance
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Garden of Remembrance information
This rather austere little park was opened by President Éamon de Valera in 1966 for the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The most interesting feature in the garden is a bronze statue of the Children of Lir by Oisín Kelly; according to Irish legend the children were turned into swans by their wicked stepmother.
The park is still known to some Dubs as the ‘Garden of Mature Recollection’, mocking the linguistic gymnastics employed by former favourite-for-president Brian Lenihan, who was caught out lying in a minor political scandal and used the phrase to try and wiggle his way out of it.