The Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Trevor Edwards of NIHGT.
National War Memorial Gardens Trustees on a site visit with OPW parks staff. OPW.
Two granite book rooms border the rose garden. National Monuments Service Photographic Unit.
A group of ex-servicemen take part in a commemorative ceremony. OPW.
A view of the rose garden, with book room visible to the right. OPW.
A close-up of some of the roses grown in the sunken garden. OPW.
Queen Elizabeth II and President Mary McAleese laying wreaths in 2011. OPW.
A view of the Gardens from the air. National Monuments Service Photographic Unit.
A view of the Gardens from across the Liffey. OPW.
One of the roses in the sunken garden at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. OPW.
Written on the floor of the temple are lines from Rupert Brooke’s second war sonnet, ‘Safety’. OPW.
Collected in the exhibition space inside the book rooms are items relating to the Great War. OPW.
Queen Elizabeth II, President Mary McAleese, and Major General David O’Morchoe, Chairman of the Royal British Legion in Ireland. OPW.
Two of the four pavilions which house the memorial books and memorabilia. Courtesy of the National Monuments Service Photographic Unit.
Rosa nathalie nypels at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. OPW.
Cherry Prunus Kanzan at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. OPW.
Fountain before the monument at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. OPW.
The wooden Ginchy Cross is on display inside one of the bookrooms of the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. OPW.
Between the bookrooms stands the candle-like monument. OPW.
The four granite bookrooms represent the four provinces of Ireland. OPW.
A page from Ireland’s Memorial Records, with illustrations by Harry Clarke in the borders. OPW.
The title page of volume 2 of ‘Ireland’s Memorial Records’, on display in the Bookrooms. OPW.
One of exhibited posters inside the Bookrooms of the Gardens. OPW.
The Great Cross, with truncated arms, atop a flight of granite steps. OPW.
On the base of the Domed Temple by the Liffey sits a plaque with lines from Rupert Brooke. OPW.
The sunken rose garden at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, with Rosa Nathalie Nypels seen here. OPW.
Posters from the war campaign on display inside the Bookrooms at the Gardens. OPW.
Blue Allium and Red Lupin herbaceous borders. OPW.
Mr. Jack Johnston during the wreath laying ceremony at the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland commemoration of the 60th anniversary of D-Day at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, in June 2004. Photograph: Cyril Byrne. The Irish Times.
Avenue of trees leading to the temple in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Julie Matkin.
Geoffrey Medcalf MBE , former member of the RAF, and Vice Pres. Royal British Legion Ireland, Ian Lyon, former member of 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, Frank Robinson MBE , former Irish Guard and Chairman Royal British Legion, and Major Gen (Retd.), Major General ( Retd) The O’Morchoe CB, CBE, Pres. of British Legion Ireland placing the books of the dead on the Cenotaph at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, for the Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July, 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson. The Irish Times.
A cherry tree against the sky at the Gardens. OPW.
In 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned by the OPW to provide a design for the memorial garden.
A historical postcard, showing the Gardens. OPW.
A historical image of the Gardens. OPW.
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