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Merrion Square

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Neighborhood: South City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Dublin and 1 other guide
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Address: East End of Nassau St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-661-2369
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Pay attention to the lampposts!

The square is a haven of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. A great spot for a picnic lunch in the summer if the sun comes out, and less busy than St Stephen's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Eimear C
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The square is a haven of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. A great spot for a picnic lunch in the summer if the sun comes out, and less busy than St Stephen's Green. a Dublin native, I passed through the square hundreds of times without ever noticing the lampposts until i came across 'Secret Dublin: An... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Merrion Square is the heart of the Georgian quarter. It almost got destroyed, but it is now the pride of this city.

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Thank ortegaelbarbas
Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is lovely – with many various flowers in bloom even in late October, but the main attraction for us was the Giant’s Garden. The playground built with this theme in mind is imaginative, artistic, and just plain fun. My boys would request a stop at this park each day we were in Dublin.

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1 Thank dgn5cs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tranquil sanctuary amid the hussle and bussle of a busy city centre. It has lovely grass areas and walks among statues of Oscar Wilde and others.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Soldiers memorial in the park is wonderful, the sculpture and the idea of the everlasting light, very moving Worth a visit

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County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely park to sit and relax whether it's with a group of friends, couple or solo. Quiet, only a 5/10 minute walk from town and has a little playground and plenty of grass areas but also has benches.

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Munich, Germany
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to Leinster House, this the place to see a lot of the "Dublin Doors". In the small park you can see a statue of one of Ireland's famous poets Oscar Wilde.

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Thank muirean2000
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quiet place to enjoy your book or have a conversation with your companion. Not so crowded like Stephen's Green. I did'nt like the borderline walkway, it was a bit too murky and closed off for my taste, but the central part of the park with the grasslands was quite lovely.

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Thank Vladimir J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Any good tour of Dublin will take you to Merrion Square. It's a beautiful, well manicured park in the midst of an area of Irish historical significance. It is bounded on three sides by rows of stately 18th century Georgian red brick townhouses that were once the private homes of the rich and important, but which are now mostly used... More 

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Thank practans
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This park was a gorgeous addition to this part of Dublin. The park is beautifully laid out with many important monuments and statues within. Those of specific significance are the Oscar Wilde monument and the pyramid war memorial.

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