Merrion Square, Dublin

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This is a lovely city centre park - worth taking time out to walk around both the outside and inside of the park ! If you’re an Oscar Wilde fan there’s a beautiful statue to admire and get a photo.....  more »
  • Not as bustling a park as the better-known St Stephens Green which is close by. Merrion Sq is opposite Irelands National Gallery with its Yeats collection and the Dail/Irish Parliament - last time I.....  more »
  • This is the best city Center outside St.Stephen’s Green. Lots to see and do and it’s very well maintained. Recommended.  more »

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