Designed by Edwin Lutyens (one of the most significant architects of the twentieth century), these simple but dignified gardens commemorate the 49,000 Irish soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. The central garden consists of a lawn enclosed by a high limestone wall with granite piers. At either end are two book rooms (also done out in granite) which hold the names of all the dead soldiers. Visitors can view the shrine upon application to the administration. A pair of sunken rose gardens flanks this central lawn and the park slopes down to a tranquil stretch of the River Liffey. This stretch of the river is used by rowers from the local universities and is a calm and pretty spot on a bright day. Call for timings. Admission is free.
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries