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Garden of Remembrance
Ranked #81 of 530 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: Peaceful garden marking the 50th anniversary of the Irish uprising against the English; contains a famous statue by Oisin Kelly of the Children of Lir, characters from ancient Celtic myth.
Boulder, Colorado
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We spent quite a bit of time just sitting here and relaxing. The history is interesting and this place is clearly a special place to the locals. We loved our time here. Not for excitement but for the beauty and rest.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A worthwhile visit.”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

To remember the heroes who sacrificed for Irish independent. Garden of remembrance is located in the heart of the city, walking distance from O'Connell Street and superb location and it's also one of the most important attraction in Dublin. A lot of big events/parades chose to start from this spot.

Amazing and just in front of 'Hugh Lane Gallery'.

Visited February 2014
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Oakland, California
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stunning and poignant”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This garden is lovely. The cross is non-denominational and the mosaic tiles in the form of broken swords and shields within in are potent and lovely. A good place to think.

Visited December 2013
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
369 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,249 helpful votes
“Pointy birds, you are so pointy”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

OK, I know this is a monument to people who were killed, but as an artist I have a problem. Those bronze birds are supposed to be swans, but they’re a terribly rough-looking bunch. They look like geese who’ve had a bad time at the taxidermist’s.

That aside, the human figures do fall like people who are “giving up the ghost.” The great cruciform pond, sadly empty and dry in November, makes you take a detour around it, and that delay helps you think about nation and conflict. A repeated mosaic on its floor shows a broken spear, a sword out of its sheath, and shields recalling Celtic warriors.

There are plenty of benches, and one lady was sitting reading a book. At times kids were lounging about. It’s a park, so they should. Harps and horns decorate the railings. My favourite feature, oddly, were the huge trees around the edges of the site.

It is closed at night, free and open all day.

(I say for a better sculpture on the same subject, check out the Hound of Ulster bronze that's jammed into a window alcove in the G.P.O. on O'Connell Street.)

Visited November 2013
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Such a touching memorial”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The Garden of Remembrance touched my heart the moment I saw it. Reading the poem on the wall next to the beautiful sculpture brings tears, and the sculpture itself is so beautiful. The mosaic art in the bottom of the cross-shaped pool is astounding. If you're looking to piece together the history of the Irish Republic, this is a "must see."

Visited June 2013
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