The Garden of Remembrance: The Children of Lir by Oisín Kelly
This beautiful #garden can be found in the centre of #Dublin. The garden has a cross looking pond and this #statue.
The statue inspired a poem written by Liam Mac Uistín, whose poem "We Saw a Vision" was made to express the appreciation and #inspiration of the struggle for #freedom. "We Saw A Vision"
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.
In the winter of bondage we saw a vision.
We melted the snow of lethargy and the river of resurrection flowed from it.
We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river. The vision became a reality.
Winter became summer. Bondage became freedom and this we left to you as your inheritance.
O generations of freedom remember us, the generations of the vision.
‘The Haunted Soldier’ sculpture can be found in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Measuring 6 meters tall, it’s made by blacksmith Martin Galbavy from old machine and clock parts. This week marked 100 years since the end of the First World War. Around 210,000 Irishmen served in British Forces during WW1. Since there was no conscription, about 140,000 of these joined as volunteers. Some 35,000 Irish died. 📷: R/u/Jacobum