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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 #40 of 283 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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333 reviews 333 reviews
98 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

So many people to watch. Very nice grounds, trees and shrubs with flowers all kept so perfect. Very enjoyable during the day, with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Chicago
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lots happening in the park at lunchtime. You can find food vendors, entertainment, and a lot of Dubliner on their lunch breaks as well as moms and kids.

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Tampere, Finland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a beautiful and lovely park with a great location (near to Trinity College and St Stephen's Green). Well kept and maybe a bit more quiet and peaceful than St Stephen's Green. Statue of Oscar Wilde in North-West corner. Be sure to also check out the stone pillars full of Oscar Wilde quotes (situated next to the statue).

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Vancouver, B.C.
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236 reviews 236 reviews
107 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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glasgow
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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49 attraction reviews
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
191 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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