Garden of Remembrance (Or: On Irish freedom)

Another Dublin post – one of the places Marco and I visited was the Garden of Remembrance. It is on the northern side of the city center, near Parnell Square. The park commemorates fighters from the various uprisings, from the 1798 rebellion to the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence.

Garden of Remembrance in Dublin 2

It is a bit hard to tell from this angle but the water is in the form of crucifix. It reminded me a lot of the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool in Washington D.C.

Garden of Remembrance in Dublin

The other side of the water. What you can barely see in the water is drawings of broken weapons. Irishmen would historically break their weapons and throw them into water as a sign of peace. You can see these images a bit better on the Wikipedia page.

The focal point is a statue, Children of Lir, which references an Irish legend. In short, the three children of Lir were turned into swans for 900 years (representing the struggle for Irish independence over 900 years).

Garden of Remembrance in Dublin statue

And a close up from another angle:

Garden of Remembrance in Dublin statue 2

All in all a beautiful place full of Irish history.

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