Merrion Square
Merrion Square
4.5
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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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  • St. Stephen's Green • 10 min walk
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  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio6,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we walked through
    We walked through here on the way back to our hotel. It was hot that day and this park gave us not only shade, but a short cut. You could say it saved our lives. But really, it would be great to visit anytime. So much green grass, large trees and shrubs, plus the peacefulness you gain by not walking on the city streets. Walk through if you are in the neighborhood.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Salvatore
    Naples, Italy99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this street.
    I discovered Marion Square just today during the last day of my trip. I strongly reccomend visiting this street (you can also visit St. Stephen's Green). I would define this street as an apotheosis of Georgian buildings, exceptional.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Abi
    Rugeley, United Kingdom625 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely outdoor space!
    During our Dublin stay we did a bus tour and this was near one of our stops, near the museums. It was a very cold windy day when we visited so didn’t stay for a massive amount of time but it was nice to have a wander, clear the cobwebs away and enjoy the quiet tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Lots of walkways to follow to enjoy the wonderful array of plants, trees and flowers, and a few statues along the way. My favourite being Oscar Wild. A must if you have time!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Tim Mc G
    Dublin, Ireland305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Merrion Square
    Merrion Square Park is a lovely Park. It’s nice to go for a walk on a lovely day or go for a picnic, sunbathe etc… There is a playground also for kids. It’s within walking distance from the City Centre, hotels such as the Merrion and it’s easy to find.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 March 2024
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Here's Oscar!
    Merrion Square is a beautiful square on the southern side of the river Liffey in the Georgian area of the city. Within the park there is a statue to one of Dublin's most famous former residents - Oscar Wilde who lived in a house just across the road from the square. The National Defence Memorial is also in the square which is a small pyramid close to one of the entrances. There is a children's playground close to Oscar's statue and some well tended parks to stroll along. I visited on a spring evening and the weather was good. The park was very busy with people relaxing on the ground as well as children playing and people passing through on the way to their destinations. A very nice place to relax.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 May 2024
  • Kmcoyle
    Sanbornville, New Hampshire1,263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Peaceful green oasis right in downtown Dublin
    Wonderful beautifully maintained green park with many walking paths. Very peaceful and welcoming for a break after a long day exploring Dublin. I found a few little "extras" including a corner including a status of Oscar Wilde (on the NW corner, across from his childhood home) and a tribute to the 4 branches of the military (look in the windows of the triangle). I bet there is more! VERY close to the National Gallery of Art, National Museum in Dublin/Natural History (Dead Zoo) and the Oscar Wilde house. Convenient stop for the hop on/hop off bus.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 June 2024
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njcavalier
Chatham, NJ396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This lovely park sits in the center of Dublin. The park is a green urban oasis, and it is surrounded by beautiful and historically important buildings. In the park is a lifesize memorial statue of Oscar Wilde sitting on a rock that is absolutely worth a photo stop. Nearby buildings include the magnificent domed Department of the Taoiseach, the office of Ireland‘s Prime Minister, as well as the National Gallery. And nearby is the impressive rear facade of Leinster House, home to Ireland’s Parliament. Also lining the streets near Merrion Square are rows of beautiful Georgian townhouses. And at No. 24 Upper Merrion St. is an architectural gem that is also an interesting historic site, the birthplace of the 1st Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Now part of the grand Merrion Hotel, No. 24 is just a short walk from the park and just across the street from the imposing Government Buildings. This area is a delight for photographers and lovers of history.
Written 18 August 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Merrion Square is a beautiful square on the southern side of the river Liffey in the Georgian area of the city.

Within the park there is a statue to one of Dublin's most famous former residents - Oscar Wilde who lived in a house just across the road from the square.

The National Defence Memorial is also in the square which is a small pyramid close to one of the entrances.

There is a children's playground close to Oscar's statue and some well tended parks to stroll along. I visited on a spring evening and the weather was good. The park was very busy with people relaxing on the ground as well as children playing and people passing through on the way to their destinations.

A very nice place to relax.
Written 31 May 2024
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Nicely maintained park with sculptures and floral beds. Good to walk around and see the lovely Georgian buildings on all sides. The rather bizarre Oscar Wilde statue of him leaning on a boulder looking a bit drunk is also here!
Written 19 March 2023
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH6,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We walked through here on the way back to our hotel. It was hot that day and this park gave us not only shade, but a short cut. You could say it saved our lives. But really, it would be great to visit anytime. So much green grass, large trees and shrubs, plus the peacefulness you gain by not walking on the city streets. Walk through if you are in the neighborhood.
Written 7 September 2023
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Bittared
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Not as bustling a park as the better-known St Stephens Green which is close by. Merrion Sq is opposite Irelands National Gallery with its Yeats collection and the Dail/Irish Parliament - last time I was in the Park a Senior Minister was doing a photo-shoot. Beautiful mix of tranquility, open space greenery, flower beds, statues and memorials, and a children’s playground.
Written 8 August 2020
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Larry B
Prince George, Canada419 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was one of the battlefields during the uprisings and the event is chronicled on a series of signs around the park walkway. It is interesting and the fauna is well kept. The garden was very busy while we were there and although there were people working diligently to clear the litter, I was surprised to see so much of it. Our experience of Ireland was of a very clean environment but this area seemed to attract more wrappers. Perhaps it was just higher tourist traffic here.
Written 13 January 2020
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Quill2005
Ocala, FL266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A lovely small park in the heart of Georgian Dublin. There's a statue of Oscar Wilde in one corner which tourists like to visit. The green lawns are well-kept and in spring yellow daffodils and multi-colored hyacinths were in full bloom. This is a pleasant place to stroll or sit in on a nice day. Some of the city's best museums are also nearby.
Written 7 April 2023
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Tim Mc G
Dublin, Ireland305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Merrion Square Park is a lovely Park. It’s nice to go for a walk on a lovely day or go for a picnic, sunbathe etc… There is a playground also for kids. It’s within walking distance from the City Centre, hotels such as the Merrion and it’s easy to find.
Written 31 March 2024
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Salvatore
Naples, Italy99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I discovered Marion Square just today during the last day of my trip.
I strongly reccomend visiting this street (you can also visit St. Stephen's Green). I would define this street as an apotheosis of Georgian buildings, exceptional.
Written 27 January 2024
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Kmcoyle
Sanbornville, NH1,263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Wonderful beautifully maintained green park with many walking paths. Very peaceful and welcoming for a break after a long day exploring Dublin. I found a few little "extras" including a corner including a status of Oscar Wilde (on the NW corner, across from his childhood home) and a tribute to the 4 branches of the military (look in the windows of the triangle). I bet there is more!

VERY close to the National Gallery of Art, National Museum in Dublin/Natural History (Dead Zoo) and the Oscar Wilde house. Convenient stop for the hop on/hop off bus.
Written 6 June 2024
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