Tucked away from large crowds of tourists, Merrion Square provides a beautiful, historical retreat. Take a quiet walk down shady paths past traditional gardens. Grab a coffee, or enjoy a picnic with your family after taking a look at the park's famous Oscar Wilde statue, dedicated to the author who took up residence in the area for some time. W.B. Yeats and Daniel O'Connell also lived among the Georgian red-brick townhouses lining the sides of this square. You can visit their previous homes, along with the Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Leinster House, and several government buildings. Put Merrion Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin trip planner .
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Площадь была заложена в 1762 г и была застроена к началу 19 века. Граф Килдэр решил построить свой дублинский дом на тогда еще неразвитой южной части города. Он построил самую большую аристократическу... more »The square was laid in 1762 and was built by the beginning of the 19th century. The Earl of Kildare decided to build his Dublin house on the then undeveloped southern part of the city. He built the largest aristocratic residence in Dublin, behind only Dublin Castle. As a result of this construction, three new squares have emerged: Merrion Square (overlooking the garden in front of Leinster's house), the green st. Stephen Street and the smallest and last of the built squares - Fitzwilliam Square. Rich people, aristocrats and bishops settled in these town houses. Until about the 1950s, the houses on the square were mostly residential (here at different times lived: Oscar Wilde, designer...
Our cruise ship was berthed at Dublin’s port for a one day visit to Dublin. The drop-off and pick-up point for our port shuttle bus was at a bus stop situated on one side of Merrion Square. As we dise... more »
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