Irish National War Memorial Gardens - Open House Dublin 2023
Building Tour

Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Island Bridge, Ushers, Dublin
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 10am – 10.45am |
  • 11am – 11.45am |
  • 1pm – 1.45pm |
  • 2pm – 2.45pm
War memorial Gardens pergola flanked by 2 granite pavilions with sunken rose garden in foreground.

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.

Irish National War Memorial 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.

The guided tour will feature the pavilions (Ginchy Cross room, Museum room, and book rooms) sunken rose gardens and temple.

No booking required.

Accessibility Information

The pavilions are confined spaces and access is limited to 4 or 5 people at a time.

Photography Credit
© Con Brogan




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