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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 289 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved the open fields with beautiful flowers, combined with the wooded paths with old statues and benches. Definitely head here on Thursdays at lunch time for the variety of local food vendors and live music.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed at Hotel O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel 2 nights & enjoyed the short walk to this "Beautiful Green Space", did a lot of walking in this area! Merrion Square is an oasis in midst of a huge city! The trees, shrubs & beautiful flowers were breath taking! I was raised as a farm girl & enjoy "soaking up" nature's beauty... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Georgian Dublin is just stunning. There are some beautiful buildings surrounding the square, including the Taoiseach's offices. Inside, the square feels like you are escaping the city. Be sure to grab a coffee or pack a lunch for a relaxing time in the park.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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345 reviews 345 reviews
99 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
133 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
134 helpful votes 134 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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81 reviews 81 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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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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