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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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  • Among the beautiful homes that overlook this square there is also the one where Oscar Wilde. In the park there is also a statue of him.
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  • Entered to see the Oscar Wilde statue and was delighted with every square inch. Good break for adults or take the kids for the playground. 
  • We were on a walking tour of Dublin and visited this park which is very nice. Look for the Oscar Wilde Statue located atop a large rock. It is near the corner of the park that is close to the Oscar Wi...  more »
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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.