The Wicklow War 1 Memorial was designed to commemorate the 1,192 men from the county who lost their lives in the first World War.
A site was chosen, located adjacent to the River Aughrim
This small Park is located in beautiful surroundings on the bank of the River Aughrim at Woodenbridge, 7km from Arklow, overlooking the historic spot where, on the 18th September 1914, John Redmond delivered a speech to local Irish volunteers calling on them to join the British Army and support the cause of Home Rule on the battlefields of France.
Take some time to wander the memorial, where the names off all those lost are displayed on local granite pieces, arranged to give a sense of enclosure that would have been experienced by the soldiers in the trenches. The existing Alder woodland and ruined bridge were retained on site and incorporated into the design. Local natural stone was used for paving, rock protection, kerbing and signage. This is a place of peace and tranquility where you can reflect. Parking is along the roadside adjacent or at the nearby Woodenbridge Hotel and the Park is wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Open: 24 hour access
Address Woodenbridge, Arklow Co Wicklow
Access: Ramp and paved paths provided
Parking: long the roadside (free)