Children of Lir

Children of Lir, Dublin: Address, Children of Lir Reviews: 4/5

Children of Lir
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  • Abbey St • 10 min walk
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brentnolan
Hudson, Canada264 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Amazing how quiet it can be here when it's right downtown Dublin. Beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives. Worth stopping by.
Written 18 May 2019
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ormericia
19 contributions
Apr 2019
Beautiful and moving. All the images I've seen do not do justice to the garden-setting of this tribute.
Written 14 April 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK154,392 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Was in the Garden of Remembrance when I came across this statue of the story of Children of Lir. The story comes from an Irish myth about 4 children who were turned into swans by their evil stepmother. They are forced to live in that form for 900 years, before regaining their human form., but sadly as three very old men, and an old woman. Sensing that the children were close to death, the monk who found them, baptised them and (according to Christology) allow them to ascend heaven. The rebirth of the children provides an allegory to the the rebirth of Ireland after hundreds of years of English occupation.
Written 7 February 2019
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Susan F
Virginia30 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
This is a lovely place to sit and rest while seeing Dublin, and it has a rich history. There's the myth it depicts beautifully and the Irish history it commemorates. And there's water, sculpture and trees, right near the middle of the city.
Written 7 November 2018
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cherryblossom2014
Wellingborough, UK63 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely monument and there is a very moving story behind it, the park is very well kept, however be aware that it is a gated park and may be locked so you may not be able to enter.
Written 23 October 2018
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Patrick Hanway
Dublin, Ireland293 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Gardens of Remembrance Parnell Sq
Was passing by here today and decided to go in sit down read my paper and drink my coffee what a lovely place to go early morning lovely gardens and then the children of Lir if your in Dublin well wort a visit the pictures don’t do it justice
Written 24 June 2018
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Allison T
Akron, OH63 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The park was beautiful and the statue was visible from outside the gate. I love the legend and was excited to see the statue, but sadly the gates were locked at 6pm and we could not go into the park and get a closer look.
Written 11 June 2018
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Michela C
Milan, Italy636 contributions
Jan 2018
Children of Lir is in memory of all Irish who died for the motherland. For this reason, this park is suggestive. It is also located in Dublin city centre, so it is easily reachable. It is worthy a visit if you are in Dublin.
Written 31 January 2018
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Martz4040
Letchworth, UK678 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Irish love their legends and this statue depicts a story of children who were cursed into swans, not a must see.
Written 15 October 2017
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林美麗
Statesboro, GA1,061 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
The children of lir, which was a square park , was near gate theater.

Walk inside there is a big stature and when you went up to the stature then you can view the whole park
Written 9 August 2017
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