War Memorial Garden

War Memorial Gardens

Contact Details


Dublin 8

Tel No: +353 1 475 7816 (gardens)
Fax No: +353 1 475 5287

Email: info@heritageireland.ie

Website: www.opwdublincommemorative.ie

Directions: Please click here.

Opening Hours

Gardens Open all Year.

Garden Opening Times: Mon-Fri 08.00, Sat-Sun 10.00
Garden Closing Times: According to Daylight hours
Access to Bookrooms: by arrangement with local management

Average Length of Visit:  1-2 hours.

Please phone +353 1 475 7816 for exact closing times


Admission Fees



Car park close to site

Restaurant/Tearooms: None


We are opening our main pedestrian gate for access to the parklands from 8am – 7pm. The public car park is NOT open. Please respect social distancing. Please stay within the recommended 5km radius of your home and please adhere to responsible practice.

From Thursday, 7 May the Irish National War Memorial Gardens (Rose Garden) will be reserved between 10am and 1pm for people who are cocooning. This includes the over-70s and the medically vulnerable.

These gardens are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe.  They are dedicated to the memory of 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the 1914 – 1918 war.  The names of all the soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens.

These gardens are not only a place of remembrance but are also of great architectural interest and beauty. They are one of four gardens in this country designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). The others being Heywood Gardens (see p.63), Lambay Island and those in Howth Castle.

Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting make for an enjoyable visit to the gardens in any season.

Location: South Circular Rd, Islandbridge.

Entrance from Con Colbert Rd. and South Circular Rd. (Phoenix Park end)

Directions to National War Memorial Garden (Dublin) with public transportation

The following transit lines have routes that pass near National War Memorial Garden - Bus: 13, 25A, 25B, 79A

Guided Tours: Available on request Leaflet/Guide book: English  

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but commercial permit required