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Is it a bit disrespectful to excercise a dog at the grounds of a war memorial ?

  • 09-03-2023 8:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,726 ✭✭✭


    I was wondering others opinion

    I happened to visit the national war memorial garden in dublin a fewvt8mes recently. Every time i visited ,there were dogs there with their owners. One time with a Frisbee, another time a dog was lifted 5 feet to play in one of the empty fountains, another time a big Alsatian walking through the rose garden area


    Would you consider that a bit disrespectful or would you consider it much ado about nothing

    Is it a bit disrespectful to excercise a dog at the grounds of a war memorial ? 155 votes

    Disrespectful
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    Not Disrespectful
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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,726 ✭✭✭sxt


    It just wouldn't feel right to me to bring my dog to a place like that to play



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,465 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    Disrespectful

    No problem with walking a dog, but throwing frisbees around is not appropriate.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,904 ✭✭✭Jequ0n


    Not Disrespectful

    Would you be ok with people playing on the green or enjoying themselves?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,059 ✭✭✭spakman




  • Registered Users Posts: 24,465 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    Disrespectful

    Why wouldn’t I ? We are discussing a war ‘memorial’ as opposed to a green though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,057 ✭✭✭pauliebdub


    Not Disrespectful

    It's a nice park and people are free to use it to walk dogs and have picnics and generally to just to relax. I don't think many people go there to bow their heads and contemplate the devastation and loss of world war 1.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 864 ✭✭✭thegame983


    Not Disrespectful

    Soldiers are made of sterner stuff. I'm pretty sure they would be fine with it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,393 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck


    Not Disrespectful

    We don't have a military we sent on imperial escapades, so no need to make up fairy stories about heroic cannon fodder or hide behind pious tabloid jingoism around military monuments.

    🙈🙉🙊



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,726 ✭✭✭sxt


    There is definitely at least one "no dogs allowed " sign at one of the entrances to this area, I presume there are more...



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,660 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    Not Disrespectful

    Google Street View shows an "All Dogs Must Be Kept on Leads" sign




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,726 ✭✭✭sxt




  • Registered Users Posts: 31,615 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    Not Disrespectful

    I regularly walk my dog in the war memorials (early) and have for many years. Rarely go to the actual war memorial part at the top...but I do occasionally...I don't see what the issue is?! I pick up after my dog obviously I am not an absolute tosser.

    During the summer people regularly drink, play games (even play music...which is a bit annoying to me tbh because the music is awful) etc in that part is that disrespectful too? Are you going to give out to them?



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,342 ✭✭✭Riddle101


    Not Disrespectful

    Bring a dog for a walk in the memorial park sure, but just try to be sensible about it. Playing frisbee or letting them play in a water fountain is a bit too much, and make sure to clean up if it goes to the toilet. Other than that, as long as it's kept on a leash and is well behaved then I would have no problem with having dogs in a memorial park.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭85603


    Disrespectful

    Went with disrespectful. But only barely. I probably wouldnt notice without it being pointed out.

    As a rule the public will always eventually end up taking the piss. There will have been a time where having the dog in the fountain was a bit much.

    Next it will be a barbeque and some bluetooth speakers, only having some craic like, whats the problem ye spoilsport.

    So yeah, if theres to be a line drawn at all then its probably around about now, or just dont bother and redesignate it as a barbeque disco park.

    If its a memorial then the whole point is for it to be a place of a certain separate atmosphere. If its to be a barbeque disco park then fair enough, but just put the memorial somewhere else.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,964 ✭✭✭xhomelezz


    Not Disrespectful

    I would guess,that soldiers would be glad to see happy people and their pets..



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,471 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    Disrespectful

    Being cynical, people may have more of a problem with someone playing with a dog in the Garden of Remembrance as opposed to the War Memorial Gardens...some conflicts seem to matter more than others.

    Anyhow many people with "fur babies" seem to ignore signage telling them to have their "babies" on leads in designated areas. Ah but my "doggo" is very well trained...cue owner shouting themselves hoarse while dog gleefully ignores them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Not Disrespectful

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,412 ✭✭✭Furze99


    Not Disrespectful

    Couldn't have said it better, have a great uncle buried there and knowing what little I know of him, I'd be thinking he liked his dogs.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭Tombo2001


    Not Disrespectful

    One of about ten gazillion laws that are routinely broken in Ireland (Hello urban speed limits!!).....


    people in glasshouses etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,636 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    Not Disrespectful

    What better way to respect the people who died for the country than to enjoy yourself in said country.

    I would have some serious problems with the behavior of people and their dogs in parks but that's all parks not just the "sacred" ones.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,339 ✭✭✭corner of hells




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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,026 Mod ✭✭✭✭artanevilla


    Not Disrespectful

    It's not a graveyard like.

    I'm sure lots of the war dead were dog lovers and would love nothing more that to see dogs having a laugh.



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