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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The writer in the statue looks like an elf or Leprechaun with his green smoking jacket and mischievous grin. It's how you know you are at Merrion Square and across from the home of Oscar Wilde (not his birthplace which is not far) which is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is easy to find at one of the corners of Merrion Square. The sculpture was unveiled in 1997 and was designed and made by Danny Osborne. The two accompanying sculptures are a torso of Dionysus and Constance Lloyd, Wilde’s mother. The pillars they...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank DadaSuzzy
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Located in Merrion Square park it is easy to get to either walking or via the Hop On Hop Off bus. If you are fans of the write it is a nice monument to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Really nice statue of Oscar Wilde located in a lovely peaceful park in a busy city. On direct bus routes.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

This statue pays homage to an infamous son of Dublin in his time but a very cherished one now. The reclining Oscar is deep in thought and gazing across at the corner house where he was born. His father was a doctor and had his...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Marie G
Reviewed February 24, 2019

At the corner of Merrion Square park, Dublin, you'll find this excellent monument to the playwright Oscar Wilde. The sculptor is Danny Osborne and finished in 1997. Impressive choice of varying stone and colour used. Different to say the least, from the position on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

The statue features Oscar Wilde in a relaxed pose, leaning back against the rock with a boyish grin on this face. He wears a green smoking jacket, black trousers and shoes. An interesting juxtaposition of formal and relaxed. To achieve the different colours, different parts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The monument of Oscar Wilde in my opinion is one of the things that you definitely see while you're in Dublin

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene G
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This corner of the park was definitely worth visiting. Aside from the interesting statue o the author, quotations from his writings were interesting reads.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spc354
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This monument is located directly opposite the childhood house of Oscar Wilde in a small park and near to the National Gallery - so there are other things to do in the immediate area. Unlike most monuments or life sculptures this is really colourful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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