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War Memorial Gardens

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Address: Islandbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland
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+353 1 661 3111

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Beautiful Relaxing Oasis

I have visited these gardens many times. As they say "a hidden gem" Best time to visit is of course in the summer when the rose gardens are in full bloom. It's a little hard to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited these gardens many times. As they say "a hidden gem" Best time to visit is of course in the summer when the rose gardens are in full bloom. It's a little hard to find. If your driving coming out from the city on Cunningham Road [R109], turn left onto the R111 over the river Liffey and take... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you consider the main places to visit in Dublin, this is not in the list. You have some parks nearer to the city center. If you have some free time or you are going to kilmahainiam goal, the park is just 3 blocks away and it's beautiful & quiet

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The place is a bit far from city centre, but worth the visit if you have time. It is the perfect place for a picnic or to read a book. Not many tourists go there. There is a beautiful garden e a great walk by the canal. I loved the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This place is gigantic and worthy of a visit. The war memorial is stately and to be expected with its sunken gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stunning, huge grounds! We didn't expect this to be so big. You could spend hours exploring. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city and definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went here at sunset, and was blown away by the beautiful river and rose garden. What a treat! We took a leisurely stroll on a Sunday night and were not disappointed. Make sure you go here!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Up until recently not a lot of Irish people were aware of this place, it is a place to commemorate all the Irish soldiers who have died in many foreign wars over the may centuries when Ireland was part of Britain. I come here often and always find solace in the contemplative rose gardens and to walk around the nearby... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

done a tour today as part of heritage week , the 2 little museums from the 1st and 2nd world wars are very good but the cross made of oak from a barn in France during the 1st world war is a must see. The park in beautifully laid out and the roses when in full bloom are beautiful, the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Right near the phoenix park and city and a nice place to walk if early, has several lovely areas including the decorative flower/planting sections which "when" in bloom look fantastic, personally id alter the selection to give more rotation on that and colour in hardy weather etc.

Thank ServiceShouldBeEasy
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a beautiful, peaceful garden right on the city's doorstep. There's free parking. The park is very well maintained and the views along the Liffey and in the flower gardens around the main monument are beautiful. Highly recommended for a dry day.

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