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Merrion Square

East End of Nassau St., Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
353-1-661-2369
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Ranked #44 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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226 reviews 226 reviews
49 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stayed in Dublin 4 days. We were on the hop on hop off bus, when our driver Anne gave us some quirky facts about Merrion Square Park. We delved further and found some fun facts. The park was private until 1970. Only owners were given keys to the locked gates. Look for round metal plates in the ground. This... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a great square with wonderful, well cared and clean gardens. Besides the Oscar Wilde statue´s you can see his house, in front of the square.

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Dublin, Ireland
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197 reviews 197 reviews
190 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's a nice park in city center. It is close to even nicer park - St. Stephen's Green. I would recommend to pass through this park on the way to Stephen's Green.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The park is in the city centre lovely to picnic in or bring the family to run around and play in the playground. There is a famous Oscar Wilde statue located in it as well as a memorial to the armed services and in the summer you can often see the defence forces performing ceremonies there. On weekends it hosts... More

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Deanshanger, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice little park that lives a little in the shadow of the bigger, better (but busier) St. Stephen's green.

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d2
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm from Dublin and live near by, I decided to bring my kids on a cheap day out. There's a new play area for kids, it's brill for little or big kids. We spent 2 hours there and kids want to stay longer. There's a good few benches for parents to sit as well. The overall Park it's self is... More

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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved seeing the Oscar Wilde statue - that's worth 5 stars! In the corner, they have erected some pillars with sayings inscribed that are from Wilde ---amazing to read. Within the park, his statue is in the corner of Merrion Square West and Clare Street ---just outside this area, on Merrion Square West, is Stop #5 of the Purple route... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This park is quiet and secluded in the centre of Dublin. Enjoyed mid-morning stroll here and watched as office workers came to eat their sandwiches on a warm sunny day. Don't go out of your way to visit here but if you're in the area and want a break this is a good place.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice inner city park for a stroll and to enjoy the sculptures including a colourful Oscar Wilde statue sitting on a rock as well as other interesting ones. This park was a nice wee find!

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Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The garden/square is big. Limited opening and closing time for security reasons. During the summer and lunch time is the best time to come, as you'll see workers having their lunch whilst taking in the sun. Parents taking their little ones for a walk and at times school children. It is very beautiful in Spring, as you'll notice beautiful plants... More

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