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The Garden of Remembrance: a nice place if you have a spare few minutes.

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! This is only a short one seeing as my previous post was verrry long. I hope you enjoy this short piece. I only visited here last week while I was back in Dublin for the day. 

Travelling can be quite expensive especially when you are trying to learn all about the people, history and culture of the country you are visiting. Visiting Ireland can be quite expensive but today I am going to give you a list of free things to do in Dublin that will save you some money.

                    “Garden of Remembrance

                      dedicated to those

                      who gave their lives

                       for Irish freedom “

Garden of Remembrance

Throughout history there have been many uprisings planned to fight for Irish freedom. This Garden commemorates six of the most recent rebellions.

 These are:

  1. The 1798 rebellion of the society of united Irishmen.
  2. The 1803 rebellion of Robert Emmett.
  3. Th 1848 rebellion of young Ireland.
  4. The 1867 rising of the Fenian Brotherhood.
  5. The 1916 Easter Rising of the Irish Volunteers and The Irish Citizen Army.

The 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence of The Irish Republican Army

The Garden of Remembrance

Opening times and pricings.

It is open everyday from 8:30am until 6pm. The quietest time of the day is between 5pm and 6pm. The best thing about this is that visiting this place is free of charge! It’s amazing right?! You can stay as long as you for free!

As you step through the gates of garden the hustle and the bustle of the busy street drown away. No matter how I’m feeling, every time I go there a sense of peace washes over me. The Garden is beautiful and well kept. Words cannot describe how peaceful and calm this place is.

Whats in the Garden?

At the end of the garden is a huge statue. Not many people understand what the statue stands for, In the picture below you can see swans opening their wings and trying to fly and three children falling to the ground. This statue represents the old Irish tale “ The Children of Lir”.

This statue was picked for the Garden of Remembrance because this story symbolises rebirth a resurrection.

The Garden of Remembrance

Thank you for reading! I hope enjoyed this post! Would you guys like me to explain the children of lir story in a separate post? Let me know in the comments below!

garden of remembrance

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11 thoughts on “The Garden of Remembrance: a nice place if you have a spare few minutes.

  1. I visited this place a few years ago and found it very peaceful, like you said. I’m glad you explained the meaning of the statue! Great post.

  2. I will be visiting Dublin in September and would love to experience this place! Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!

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