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Tucked away from large crowds of tourists, Merrion Square provides a beautiful, historical retreat. Take a quiet walk down shady paths past traditional gardens. Grab a coffee, or enjoy a picnic with your family after taking a look at the park's famous Oscar Wilde statue, dedicated to the author who took up residence in the area for some time. W.B. Yeats and Daniel O'Connell also lived among the Georgian red-brick townhouses lining the sides of this square. You can visit their previous homes, along with the Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Leinster House, and several government buildings. Put Merrion Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin trip planner.
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Walking tour in Merrion Square Park - Dublin Rogues Tour
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Merrion Square reviews
This is a great little square to come and relax in. Small and central but with a wonderful sense of peace. The Dermot Morgan chair is a must see. There are events here too.
This is a great little square to come and relax in. Small and central but with a wonderful sense of peace. The Dermot Morgan chair is a must see. There are events here too. more »
A lovely small park in the heart of Georgian Dublin. There's a statue of Oscar Wilde in one corner which tourists like to visit. The green lawns are well-kept and in spring yellow daffodils and...
A lovely small park in the heart of Georgian Dublin. There's a statue of Oscar Wilde in one corner which tourists like to visit. The green lawns are well-kept and in spring yellow daffodils and... more »
I've been visiting Merrion Square for years and have seen it transformed from a rather overgrown park to an open, well maintained space. Seats and picnic tables have been added since I last visited in mid 2021. Lovely place to visit. Bright and spacious.
Hidden behind its surrounding canopy of trees, this is a really nicely landscaped and ample sized park! It's a perfect place to get away from the stress of the city for lunch if you're working nearby or just to relax for a while in if you're sightseeing in this area! It also boasts a war memorial pyramid and a suitably lanquid looking statue of of Oscar Wilde, a driud like throne dedicated to Dermot Morgan and on Sundays its railings are adorned by the paintings of local artists!
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