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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 into our Dublin itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This a lovely park for a walk around on a sunny great for small kids, Has a great playground my 6 year old loved  more »
  • A much quieter alternative to the bustling St Stephen's. There is a fantastic themed playground for younger children linked to the Oscar Wilde tribute also in the park. We visited on a Sunday and ther...  more »
  • Maybe it helps that the sun is out and the flowers are blooming. Lovely oasis. Nice children's playground area. Surrounded by old townhouses. On the north side, the parliament. Many good pubs in the a...  more »