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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  • Small green park with a plethora of statues scattered around it. Oscar Wilde being the most famous. Aslo has a statue of a chair dedicated to Father Ted's Dermot Morgan  more »
  • This park is gorgeous, it has a playground for children, and roads where you can walk around, enjoying nature and admire the art pieces spread all through the park, including the famous Oscar Wilde st...  more »
  • Small square/park area with a photo opportunity - the statue of Oscar Wilde, complete with some interesting quotes. Not a "must see" but OK to pop in if you're passing.  more »

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