Garden of Remembrance
Garden of Remembrance - Ireland
Garden of Remembrance is located in memorial garden,Dublin.
Garden of Remembrance monument was established on 1971.
Primary threats to Garden of Remembrance :
The Garden was designed by Daithi Hanly. It is in the form of a sunken cruciform water-feature. Its focal point is a statue of the Children of Lir by Oisin Kelly, symbolizing rebirth and resurrection, added in 1971.
Historical facts of Garden of Remembrance :
The Garden of Remembrance is a memorial garden in Dublin dedicated to the memory of "all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom”. It is located in the northern fifth of the former Rotunda Gardens in Parnell Square (formerly Rutland Square), a Georgian square at the northern end of O'Connell Street. In 1976, a contest was held to find a poem which could express the appreciation and inspiration of this struggle for freedom. The winner was Dublin born author Liam Mac Uistin, whose poem "We Saw a Vision" an aisling style poem written in Irish, French, and English on the stone wall of the monument. In the darkness of despair we saw a vision, We lit the light of hope, And it was not extinguished, In the desert of discouragement we saw a vision, We planted the tree of valour, And it blossomed.