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M: Memorial - An Dún Cuimhneacháin

M: Memorial - An Dún Cuimhneacháin

A memorial to members of the Defence Forces who have died serving the State was unveiled recently by
President Mary McAleese.The pyramid-shaped national memorial, designed by artist Brian King, was the winning entry in an international competition that attracted more than 30 artists.It depicts members of the Army, Navy, Air Corps and Reserve cast in bronze standing guard over an eternal flame that emanates from the Defence Forces Badge at the centre of the structure.The work is made mainly from granite slabs resting on a steel frame with glass panels, and the edifice is set near the corner of Merrion Square South and Merrion Square West in Archbishop Ryan Park, Dublin 2.

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Pete Smith AIPF23-Dec-2008 13:16
I've not seen this memorial yet. It looks very fitting. Great picture.
Harrison16-Dec-2008 23:47
Very nicely done
Jola Dziubinska14-Dec-2008 22:38
Simple and very effective memorial, wonderful design. Thanks for sharing, Maire.
Richard Chapman14-Dec-2008 18:27
Looks like a very nice memorial
mathilda williams14-Dec-2008 17:57
a beautiful monument and the story to go with it. this whole gallery is turning into a treasure of Irish history.
J. Scott Coile14-Dec-2008 14:12
Wonderful memorial.
Flo Hendry14-Dec-2008 08:09
Like the reflections, nice angle.
carol j. phipps14-Dec-2008 00:44
The reflective glass adds a lot of the structure.
Yvonne13-Dec-2008 23:52
What a beautiful monument & great story Máire!
Sheila13-Dec-2008 23:45
Worthy of winning, it is a beautiful memorial.
laine8213-Dec-2008 21:13
Unusual, but nicely done.
Ann...13-Dec-2008 20:23
Very beautiful memorial, very much "of our time" and rightly should be.
Russ Rose13-Dec-2008 17:43
very nice memorial. and I liked the story. very cool. thank you for sharing.
Walter O. Koenig13-Dec-2008 16:56
Very cool looking memorial. I like the pyramid shape and the fact it incorporates glass into the design.
Maaike Huizer13-Dec-2008 16:08
THat is a beautiful contemporary memorial. The designer has done well.
Mairéad13-Dec-2008 15:36
It's a very nice memorial - I particularly like the bronze bust of the soldier.
Johnny JAG13-Dec-2008 15:26
Nice wigwam!
Cindi Smith13-Dec-2008 15:24
I like this.....I love the shot and the story behind it.. We should all remember our lost soldiers, airmen and sailors....beautiful memorial!
Kathryn13-Dec-2008 12:57
Don't normally like modern art like this,
but this has a beautiful quality about it.
j>a>e>17 :):):)13-Dec-2008 12:18
sweeet serenity flowzzz here with YOUr poetic peace portrait magic maire... my deeep claddgah care for ALLL lost, j>a>e>17 :):):)