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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  • Fantastic square that’s about 10 minutes walk from Grafton Street. Very large square and pleasant to relax in. Surrounded by wonderful old townhouses. Impeccable maintainable on it.  more »
  • Loved the park and the memorials were a big bonus - especially those of Oscar Wilde (complete with two columns of his pithy quotes) and Bernardo O'Higgins (the hero of Chilean independence). it also s...  more »
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