Plan a Visit

Opening Hours

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens are open all year round, except Christmas Day.
Monday – Friday: 8am – dusk.
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – dusk.
Please contact us for exact closing hours on any given day.

Location

There are entrances to the gardens from both Con Colbert Road, and from the Phoenix Park end of the South Circular Road.

Transport

Buses serving the area are numbers 51, 68 and 69 from Aston Quay. Check the Dublin Bus website for up to date schedules. Car parking is available from the South Circular Road entrance.

War Memorial Gardens

Drag the yellow figure to the red pin to explore the site at streetview level.

Tours

It is possible to visit the bookrooms and the interior exhibited items by contacting us in advance of your visit.

Visit

The average length of a visit to the gardens is one to two hours.

Admission

There is no charge for entry to the gardens.

Photography

Photography and video are permitted; contact us for permission for commercial photography

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A walking trail of the Gardens based on the First World War

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 Also in the Area

 

Kilmainham Gaol

Distance: 850m.

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Distance: 2km

See especially Bully’s Acre, a graveyard with thousand-year-old history on the grounds.

Phoenix Park

Distance: 2km.

One of the largest walled city parks in Europe.

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Distance: 3.9km.

This graveyard contains hundreds of casualties from the Great War, as well as from Easter week in 1916, and from the Irish War of Independence.

You can also read about the history of the site before your visit.

Find out about the retired servicemen who constructed the gardens to the design of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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