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Merrion Square, Dublin
(4.4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • the Park is that it is a square of uncultivated green opposite the national gallery of ireland, but inside there is a particular statue of oscar wilde that we haven't found, and just outside, along merrion square, the home of oscar wilde. It is also possible to visit it, and chargeable with appointment, because today is the property of the american college, and not always open.
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  • The statue of Oscar Wilde is located in one of the corners. Only that is the reason why it is worth visiting it. Also if you go with children there is a park with all the swings of wood which is original. It is worth
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  • The Park is located in the Centre of the city and is remarkable by some sculptures that houses in its interior, the most relevant of Oscar Wilde. What's worth more, is to make the walk, where you can appreciate, to its surroundings, different historical buildings and above all the Georgian houses.
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  • Lovely public park with grass and paths, trees and some benches and statues. Oscar Wilde. Playground in one corner. Festivals and events sometimes. Painters selling pictures on outside.
  • The city centre's most beautiful park for sure. There's always great things going on in there too.
  • Really nice part of dublin, merrion park just in the heart of it plus every Sunday local painters sells their paintings there, around the merrion Park, 10 minutes walk to grafton Street, 10 minutes walk to ballsbridge another beautiful part of dublin
  • Lovely park with good childrens play area, would be great if that was bigger (and if there were toilets)
  • We visited when there were various food stalls and the place was buzzing, but relaxing, on a great sunny day. A small, but good playground for the kids.