The Irish National War Memorial Gardens, located in the Dublin suburb of Islandbridge, are one of the most renowned memorial gardens in Europe. These gardens are a tribute to the 49,400 Irish soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, with the name of each soldier inscribed in the sumptuously illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms.
The gardens are not only a place of remembrance, but also of remarkable architectural interest and beauty. They were designed by the great Sir Edwin Lutyens, a prolific garden designer and renowned creator of war memorials. While Lutyens contributed his expertise to only four gardens in Ireland, the sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders, and extensive tree-planting make the Irish National War Memorial Gardens a delightful destination in any season.
The solemn and serene atmosphere of this elegant garden also makes it a perfect place to relax and reflect. Whether you're seeking a moment of quiet contemplation or simply want to take in the stunning beauty of the landscape, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens are not to be missed.