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National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces

who died in the service of the State

 

—“An Dún Cuimhneacháin” —

 
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1. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces and Marker
Inscription.
The National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces is a place of contemplation and remembrance, providing a focal point where families, relatives and members of the public can reflect on the contribution and sacrifice made by members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State.

The pyramid shape of the memorial, which was designed by Brian King, captures historic references to burial and is a standing testament to the dead. It also reflects the shape of a military tent. Within the pyramid, four bronze figures, representing all elements of the Defence Forces, stand guard over the eternal flame that emanates from the Badge of the Defence Forces. The flame burns in perpetual memory of those members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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[Gaelic transcription follows - best effort]

An Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta do chomhaltaí d'Óglaigh na hÉireann a fuair bás le linn sheirbhís an Stáit
“An Dún Cuimhneacháin”

Is áit mhachnaimh agus chuimhnimh í an Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta do chomhaltaí d'Óglaigh na hÉireann, agus ionad lárnach a bhféadann teaghlaigh, gaolta agus an pobal i gcoitinne machnamh a dhéanamh ann ar an dúthracht agus ar an íobairt a rinne comhaltaí d'Óglaigh na hÉireann a fuair bás le linn sheirbhís
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2. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces Marker
an Stáit.

Cuimsionn cruth pirimide an chuimhneacháin, a dhear Brian King, tagairtí stairiúla d'adhlacadh agus seasann sé mar bhuanteistiméireacht do na mairbh. Léiríonn sé, freisin, cruth pubaill mhíleata. Laistigh den phirimid, coimhéadann ceithre fhíor cré-umha, a sheasann do gach eilimint d'Óglaigh na hÉireann, an lasair shíoraí a éiríonn ó Shuaitheantas Óglaigh na hÉireann. Tá an lasair ag dó i mbuanchuimhne ar chomhaltaí d'Óglaigh na hÉireann a thug an íobairt ba mhó.
 
Erected 2008 by Government of Ireland.
 
Location. 53° 20.401′ N, 6° 15.078′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Leinster, in County Dublin. Marker is on Merrion Square West (National Route 11), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is in Archbishop Ryan Park.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir William Robert Wills Wilde (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Oscar Wilde House (about 150 meters away); Leinster House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Theobald Wolfe Tone (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Thomas M. Kettle (approx. half a kilometer away); Haslam Memorial Seat (approx.
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3. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces Marker
Looking ESE.
0.6 kilometers away); The "Three Fates" (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Countess Constance Markievicz (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dublin.
 
Also see . . .  Unveiling of the National Memorial. (Submitted on January 26, 2010.)
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism
 
National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces image. Click for full size.
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4. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces
who died in the service of the State
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5. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces Marker
Eternal Flame inside memorial.
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6. National Memorial Eternal Flame
Emanating from the Badge of the Defence Forces.
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7. National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces Marker
Looking NW from memorial toward the National Gallery of Ireland in background.
 
 
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