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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  • My son and I were visiting the statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square. He's 8, and we decided to walk around the green space a bit. Behind the Wilde statue is a delightful kid's park with a fanciful ...  more »
  • We visited Merrion Square on a recent visit to Dublin. There is an extensive art gallery with some very attractive paintings and 3D art, all for sale but quite expensive. Oscar Wild is here, reclining...  more »
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