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Merrion Square

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

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Anytime of year, a great place.

A really beautiful Georgian square situated in the south central city, with a lovely ornate mature gardens in the middle of it, really so nice. Every year they have a few public... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A really beautiful Georgian square situated in the south central city, with a lovely ornate mature gardens in the middle of it, really so nice. Every year they have a few public events here too, so check your what's on guide before going. Oscar Wilde the writer lived in Merrion Square, and there is a monument to him on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Square is a lovely garden, containing several interesting sculptures, including the very popular statue of Oscar Wilde, which is well worth a visit in itself. No cycling is allowed, which is a pity if you are cycling around the city (as we were) but probably a blessing for everyone else. And do take time to admire the architecture around... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have often walked through Merrion Square and I was there today and I realised it's a miniature version of Central Park in NYC, the Georgian houses remind you of the apartment buildings on the west side of Central Park. It is a lovely little park to walk in or sit and relax. It has a fabulous playground for children.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A lovely place to wander through at your leisure, spending an hour outside of the busy city pubs and restaurants

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was my first stop during my trip to Ireland. The Merrion Square is a small park, but hints at how green Ireland is. The statue of Oscar Wilde was amazing, I still can't believe how real his shoes look. Visiting Merrion Square should be a short stop during your visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Walk around this square and take a trip back in time. There are excellent examples of Victorian Architecture in the buildings here, bring your camera if your into this type of experience as each doorway looks different in some small way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The war memorial is fantastic a real pleasure to see such a unique monument. There are various other statues scattered around,we get much enjoyed the oscars wild quotes and statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful park in the heart of Georgian Dublin, very well maintained through with flower displays in the centre and a lovely park for children with slides, swings and climbing bars......very nice for a break from the crowds.....

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Luckily the architectural assassins never managed to get their hands on the properties here. This is one of those most beautiful parts of what is left of Georgian Dublin. In the centre there is a nice park and you can walk around the railings of the park admiring the fine Georgian architecture. When you have finished that you can then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved the whimsical look on this iconic poet's statue. The surrounding park is beautiful with several more sculptures.

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