Once in a Blue Moon…

photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of video projection in the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square
The video projection in the Garden of Remembrance

Yes indeed, two very special Tuesdays for “Cogadh na gCarad/ The War between Friends” – and one more to go!  On Tuesday, the 7th of March, we had the official opening at the Olivier Cornet Gallery.  Our guest speaker, Diarmaid Ferriter spoke with great empathy and wisdom on the occasion.  The crowd was visibly moved.

“It reminded me of how important the cultural aspects of commemorations are,”  he said,  “and you are exemplifying the importance of that and the brilliance of what can be done… you are opening up new layers, you are giving us a new framework of interpretation, I think it is an extraordinary achievement and I want to applaud you.”  ~ Diarmaid Ferriter

photo by Conor Gallagher of opening of Cogadh na gCarad - the War between Friends, at the Olivier Cornet Gallery
Diarmaid Ferriter speaking at the official opening of  “Cogadh na gCarad/ The War between Friends”     photo: Conor Gallagher

And for the video projection in the Garden of Remembrance, for two Tuesdays in a row, we were blessed with good weather: cold, clear nights, a full moon on the 7th and no rain (and that doesn’t happen too often!).

The staff from the Office of Public Works couldn’t have been more helpful.  It was especially significant to project the images in this garden, to commemorate those who had been killed in the Irish Civil War.  The Garden of Remembrance is a place of quiet contemplation and is dedicated to the memory of  ‘all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom’.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope that you will drop by to see the video projection for the final Tuesday evening (21st of March) between 7 and 8pm.  And of course, the exhibition continues at the Olivier Cornet Gallery until the 2nd of April.




  1. What a wonderful exhibit and video in the Remembrance Garden! (FYI–the links in your post took me to 403 forbidden, but I went to the gallery’s site separately and saw the wonderful 3D exhibit and your video.)


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