Survey Data

Reg No

50011218


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Cultural Historical Social


Original Use

Park


Date

1745 - 1755


Coordinates

315737, 235081


Date Recorded

29/01/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Gardens, laid out c.1750, admission to which funded establishment of Rotunda 'Lying-In' Hospital to south. Rectangular shape, enclosed by cast-iron railings atop moulded granite plinth walling. North end of gardens converted to National Garden of Remembrance in 1960s. Much of south end occupied by Rotunda Hospital and associated later buildings, and southeast corner occupied by rotunda building (now Ambassador Cinema) and by Gate Theatre.

Appraisal

This garden, at the centre of Parnell Square, was laid out as part of the development of this quarter of the city of Dublin. The north end provides a green space in a heavily built-up district. The encroachment of buildings within the southern half, and the loss of many features of the old gardens, has compromised the integrity of this designed landscape.