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Merrion Square

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Address: East End of Nassau St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-661-2369

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Worth a Short Visit

Pleasant park, amusing statue of Oscar Wilde. There is an artist fair surrounding the park on Sundays, which is when we went, but most of the art was not to our taste--a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Pleasant park, amusing statue of Oscar Wilde. There is an artist fair surrounding the park on Sundays, which is when we went, but most of the art was not to our taste--a little touristy. This where the famous Georgian doors are supposedly found, and there were indeed some good examples, but I saw many others around town that were just... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of the urban park is a statue of the famous Oscar Wilde (poet). The park is elegant, colourful and full o life. A great park to chill out, play with the children or have a picnic.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

flowers, area for the kids, pathways, benches. (hmm, how do I say this in a pc manner? -- No obviously 'suspect characters' as persist in some of the other parks).

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Tipperary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Merrion Square is a beautiful place to retreat from the busyness of grafton street and main shopping environs of Dublin ... St Stephens green is too but merrion square was close to the accommodation so a lovely place to stroll ... Remember a time when life was a slower gentler pace and a stroll in the park was a restorative... More 

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Pietralunga, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Merrion Square is a beautiful example of the Georgian period in Ireland when British influence had its day. The British left some beautiful period examples of architecture. It is best to explore Merrion Srquare on foot. The best way to arrive there us to start ones journey on foot from the Grafton street area nearest to Stephens Green. Indeed one... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The weather was nice so it was lovely to walk about and imagine my ancestors also enjoying the same park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

A peaceful Oasis in the city centre with a moving War Memorial and fascinating tribute to Oscar Wilde. The play area looked very exciting too

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was very close to our hotel and we were really glad we went for a walk in the park. The flowers were in full bloom and the atmosphere was very relaxing and calm. The weather was also gorgeous which made for a memorable experience.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This square is an elegant asset to the Dublin landscape, with rows of Georgian terraced housing on three sides of the square and a row of imposing Goverment buildings and galleries on the fourth one. The green lung, enclosed by these buildings serves as a beautiful centrepiece of tranquility, with its stunning flower beds and trees, as well as the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just up the road from our hotel, very pretty square with lovely planting schemes, and of course Oscar Wilde perched on the rock looking over at his old house!

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