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Merrion Square

East End of Nassau St., Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #43 of 285 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Since this is near the National Gallery, we stopped in for a visit. It was a nice place to relax for a while, but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it--not even for Oscar Wilde.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a completely charming park, well worth a visit even if you have no interest in Oscar Wilde's statue. Beautifully kept, quiet and peaceful. The hordes of college students climbing the rock to pose near Wilde's statue is kept pretty much to that corner of the park, otherwise it's a marvelous place to sit in the sun filtering through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Honest we jumped off the tour bus just looking for Oscar Wilde memorabilia and decided to take a walk through the park, it didn't disappoint, clean, and full of historical statues, well as full as a public park can be! The Oscar Wilde and Soldiers Memorial is a bonus to an awesome park

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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