The Office of Public Works

The Garden of Remembrance

This beautiful garden in the heart of Dublin city was designed by Daithí Hanly, and is dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom.  It sits behind the historic Rotunda Hospital, in the centre of Parnell (previously Rutland) Square. The large sculpture by Oisín Kelly is based on the theme of the Children of Lir, and represents the long struggle of the Irish people. Throughout the garden are found motifs from early Irish history and mythology. The garden is intended as a place of quiet remembrance and reflection.

Click here for photographs of the recent commemoration ceremonies which took place in the Garden of Remembrance during Easter 2016.

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PLEASE NOTE: No events are permitted within the Garden of Remembrance, other than State events.

Plan a Visit

Opening hours, location, transport and more.

Learn More

Read about the history of the Garden of Remembrance.


Modern and historical images of the Garden of Remembrance.


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