The Office of Public Works
Dublin Commemorative Sites
In this Decade of Centenary Commemorations, some of the most significant events of Irish and world history are remembered.
The Office of Public Works, on behalf of the people of Ireland, manages and operates sites which memorialise those who lost their lives in the conflicts of 1912 – 1922/3. Four of these, Arbour Hill Cemetery, the Garden of Remembrance, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens are located in Dublin. Open to the public, they provide the opportunity for moments of reflection.
Use the links to each site to find out more about their history, landscape, and design, as well as about facilities, opening hours, and contact details.
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Arbour Hill Cemetery
Grangegorman Military Cemetery
Garden of Remembrance
Irish National War Memorial Gardens
OPW Welcomes Seven Green Flag Awards for OPW National Historic Parks
The Office of Public Works (OPW) on 20 July 2017 welcomed the news of seven OPW parks being awarded the Green Flag Award for 2017.
St Stephen’s Green Park, Castletown Demesne, Derrynane Historic Park, Garinish Island, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens and the Phoenix Park were awarded the Green Flag at a ceremony in Malahide Castle today.
Maurice Buckley, Chairman, Office of Public Works said “I am delighted that the Office of Public Works has been awarded these flags for such wonderfully diverse parks. The OPW places great importance on the sustainable management and conservation of the State’s Heritage sites, and the Green Flag scheme is a wonderful way of recognising and celebrating these high standards”.
The Green Flag Awards, administered by An Taisce in the Republic of Ireland, recognise and encourage the provision of good quality parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways. The awards are marked on eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
The Green Flag Award Scheme supports best practice management of parks and green spaces across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and has been running in Ireland since its pilot in 2015.
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