Merrion Square, Dublin

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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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  • Met up with some local Pokémon players for an event. We really enjoyed walking around the park and discovering many little areas. 
    Met up with some local Pokémon players for an event. We really enjoyed walking around the park and discovering many little areas.  more »
  • This is a beautiful park and a delight for a late spring stroll. Oscar Wild is immortalized there with a statue facing his old apartment. Worth a visit. 
    This is a beautiful park and a delight for a late spring stroll. Oscar Wild is immortalized there with a statue facing his old apartment. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • 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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