Category Archives: Ireland: WW I, Easter Rising & War of Independence

German Military Cemetery, Glencree

Glencree German Military Cemetery is situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park south of Dublin.  There are 127 Second World War burials here, many of whom were either Luftwaffe personnel whose aircraft got lost in bad weather, or sustained damage … Continue reading

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Dublin – Sean Heuston Memorial

Memorial in Phoenix Park to Sean (or J.J.) Heuston, one of sixteen leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising who were subsequently executed by the British.

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Dublin – The Royal Hospital Burial Grounds

In the distance you can see the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, now the Irish Museum of Modern Art, with the two graveyards of Bully’s Acre (behind the wall to the left) and the Officers’ Burial Ground (behind the iron railings to … Continue reading

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Dublin – British Army Recruiting Office

What was once the home of the Dublin Fire Brigade… 

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Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Just south of Phoenix Park, across the River Liffey, are the gates to the Irish National War Memorial… 

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Part Six

In front of the Grangegorman Memorial stand 83 headstones, memorials to British First World War dead who are actually buried in Cork Military Cemetery, but whose graves there could not, for various reasons, be properly maintained.  Perhaps one day men … Continue reading

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Part Five

The penultimate part of our tour takes us to Section D, which primarily consists of four rows, along with a short fifth row at the far end, of mainly CWGC headstones, all casualties of the First World War or the … Continue reading

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