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All reviews merrion square nice statue childhood home northwest corner nice tribute great man famous quotes fitting tribute his life lovely park hop on hop off bus trinity college worth a visit waldo pillars meriton pose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank northants90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A statue in colors, something unusual! Small size (life-size they say) with funny looking face (picturing both comedy and tragedy, well, he was serving both as a writer...). Located at the northwest corner of Merrion Park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found on the corner of the square and easy to pass by and not see it. Oscar's personality is well captured in the monument. Worth a look!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This is a very popular part of Merrion Square and it just opposite the house where Wilde lived for a time. It is a colourful representation of a colourful character and even if you are not a fan, it is worth a few minutes of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bdon257
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Visited in passing, whilst at the national gallery, just across the road. The park was a bit scruffy, but that could have been because it was late October. Don't ignore the two smaller items attending this 'monument', the pregnant girl is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dumbunny
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I love Oscar Wilde so naturally I was delighted to have my photo taken next to his statue, highlight of my visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cherryblossom2014
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The monument to Oscar Wilde is a fitting tribute to him. It is situated in a corner of a lovely park quite close to where he once lived. We enjoyed reading the many sayings written on the posts adjacent to the statue.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James Q
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The Oscar Wilde statue is the least that can be done to pay tribute to a brilliant individual who was shamefully treeted during his lifetime. One hopes that it will endure as long as his work will be appreciated! It is within easy walking distance...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This statue is located in the park just across from where Wilde lived in Dublin, the monument itself is a life sized Wilde lying in repose on a large rock There is a nice Garden with seating where you can relax away from the hustle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This park is across from his home. It is a beautiful statue of him which depending on the angle you view it looks different. They have many of his witty sayings on some posts right near the statue. Beautiful park setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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