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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  • spent many a day here with the children.the park its self is lovely for a nice stroll, and the play area is eye catching all made out of wood  more »
  • Beautiful Park across from Trinity College. Lots of folk stopping by to get their pictures of or with Oscar Wilde.  more »
  • Just opposite both Oscar Wilde and the first Duke of Wellington's birthplaces (and the Hugh Lane Gallery!) this is a charming small park for walking or loitering in. The splendid Merrion Hotel is just...  more »

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