The Garden Groups First Adventure

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It is official. The first ever outing for the Garden group has been organised is set up and ready to go.

The trip is to The National War Memorial Gardens [Dublin] and it will cost you absolutely nothing.

We will have a personal guided tour and if you have never been here before… the towers will be made open and available to us so if you had [or think you had] a relation in World War 1 we will be able to go in and get printed copies from the original books of the records. The fact that the entire gardens were built by hand…. is amazing just to look at and for the pure gardener there’s a collection of over 5,000 roses. There literally is something for everyone and this is not about ones ability to horticulture….

Date and Time: Sunday 7th February 2009 at 12pm midday. Depending on yourself this should take no more than 3 hours [at a max].

To Book Your Place: Places are limited to 18 people maximum. Whether you showed interest in the previous post – or not – this is the list I will use. If you would like to go enter your details and note: ‘ i’m in ‘ – or – ‘keep me on the shortlist’

Any Other Details: My suggestion is we bring some sandwiches and a flask and maybe have a bite to eat/ picnic there [weather permitting]. This can be organised through the comment section below.

Anyone who travel-wise can only get so far – note it below I’m sure some of us will be driving and would be more than happy to pick you up en route.

Location: South Circular Rd, Islandbridge. Opposite the army barracks Entrance from Con Colbert Rd. and South Circular Rd. (Phoenix Park end) enter via school gates and drive through to the car park

Bus Route(s): No’s. 51, 68 and 69 from Aston Quay.

* a note of thanks to Michael Herbert [and Margaret Gormley] and his team in the OPW park department – really so very much appreciated

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  1. Niamh
    Niamh says:

    I’m in, keep me on the shortlist, put my name in the picnic basket, whatever. This sounds like a fun day out 🙂

    And it gives me time to quiz The Granny about possible relations in World War I. I’m fairly sure there was an uncle of hers who was a cleric to the British Army but I’m not sure what war that was…oopsy. I’ll know by the 7th Feb though 🙂

  2. Bngr
    Bngr says:

    Put my name down please. Those gardens take me way back, to visits on the way back from my grandmother’s in early 80s.

  3. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    thank you everyone

    the 18 places are now gone.
    to those on the list – if you find you may not make it please let me know here as soon as possible therefore those who wish[ed] to put their name down in case of a person dropping out will know where they fit in….. 😉 sounds fair to me.

    I aslo didn’t think it would sell out *this* quickly

    best wishes for now

  4. Amy
    Amy says:


    I missed this one! Never been, looks very interesting! If a space becomes available I’d love to come along! If not I hope you all enjoy it!

  5. Amy
    Amy says:

    Ja aber selbstverständlich bin ich deutsch!

    Tat Sie, mein blondes Haar und blauen Augen nicht zu sehen!

    Erhalten Sie mit dem Programm Peter!

    Slán go fóilín!

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