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.

Arbour Hill Cemetery
The military cemetery at Arbour Hill is the last resting place of fourteen of the executed leaders of the insurrection of 1916. Among those buried there are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John McBride.
Grangegorman Military Cemetery
Grangegorman Military Cemetery is the largest military cemetery in Ireland, and contains the remains of soldiers from across the British Empire, who died of natural causes or of their injuries or who were killed in action in Ireland.
Garden of Remembrance
This garden in the heart of the city was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom.
Irish National War Memorial Gardens
These gardens are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe, not only a place of remembrance but also of great architectural interest and beauty.

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