War Memorial Gardens

sights / Parks & gardens

War Memorial Gardens information

Location
Dublin , Ireland
Address
South Circular Rd
Islandbridge
Getting there
Bus: 26, 51X, 68, 69, 79 from city centre
More information
www.heritageireland.ie
Opening hours
8am-dusk Mon-Fri, 10am-dusk Sat & Sun
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Hardly anyone ever ventures this far west, but they're missing a lovely bit of landscaping in the shape of the War Memorial Gardens – by our reckoning as pleasant a patch of greenery as any you'll find in the heart of the Georgian centre. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the memorial commemorates the 49,400 Irish soldiers who died during WWI – their names are inscribed in the two huge granite bookrooms that stand at one end.