Merrion Square, Dublin

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    Memorial to Oscar Wilde
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    Oscar Wilde was born here
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    Street the statue faces (that Oscar sees...
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    Merrion Square

    by Mahieu Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    Merrion Square is one of Dublin's largest Georgian squares. It is situated in the Georgian quarter and especially known for its surroundings: the Georgian houses (see next tip)
    On the corner of the park, you can find the statue of Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish writer ( e.g. The Picture of Dorian Gray)

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    Perfect City Park

    by sophisticate Written Mar 31, 2004

    Merrion Square gives you a real taste of Dublin's georgian history. This park is more quiet than St. Steven's Green but packed full of flowers and brightly colored birds. You can also look for Wilde resting in one corner. Another great option for city parks in Dublin is found tucked away behind Leeson street and the UCD city campus.

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    Oscar Wilde

    by Kodi01 Updated Feb 2, 2004

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    Oscar Wilde

    Here is Oscar!

    Oscar Wilde graduated as a doctor when he was 28 years old.

    He is a famous writer of the following articles.

    1878 Ravenna
    1881 Poems
    1888 The Happy Prince and Other Tales
    1889 The Decay of Lying
    1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray
    1890 Dorian Gray
    1891 The House of Pomegranates
    1891 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories
    1891 Intentions
    1891 Salome
    1893 Lady Windermere's Fan
    1894 A Woman of No Importance
    1893 The Duchess of Padua (written 1883)
    1894 The Sphinx
    1899 An Ideal Husband (published anonymously)
    1899 The Importance of Being Earnest (published anonymously)
    1898 The Ballad of Reading Gaol

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    OSCAR WILDE

    by hevbell Updated Dec 13, 2003

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    Oscar Wilde

    This statue, in the gardens of Merrion Square faces out towards the house he once resided in at 1 North Merrion Square, part of which is now a museum . It also has many of his famous one-liners etched into two columns in front.

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    Merrion Square

    by tvdm Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    escape from the busy bustle in quiet and beautiful Merrion Square. During the 18th century this delightful city garden was laid out in between a perfect example of typical Georgian houses. Quite simply: it's quiet, clean and beautiful year-round!

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    Merrion Square

    by acemj Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    Walk around the park and you'll see the best collection of Georgian architecture (those famous doors) in the city. In the park, I noticed the flowers are well-kept. You'll also be impressed with the lamp posts.

    Pictured is a plaque on the front of the house where W.B. Yeats once lived.

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    Merrion Square

    by agarcia Updated Mar 23, 2003

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    Merrion Square

    Yet another heaven of peace inside Dublin’s city center, Merrion Square Park is surrounded by my favorite Georgian buildings of the city. It also constitutes a remarkable place in witch to practice a little bit with your pipe, if it happens that you brought one with you. Not my case, but I certainly enjoyed listening to the musicians of the picture. :-)

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    Around Merrion Square

    by tvdm Written Oct 5, 2002

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    stroll around Merrion Square and Leinster House (pic). These buildings house the Irish parliament and the National Museum and National Gallery are also on their grounds.
    Here you taste a classy side of Dublin and... entrance into the museums is free!

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  • Visit the Merrion Square....

    by tainaroads Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visit the Merrion Square. There's a lovely little jungle-like park quite close to the more popular Stephen's Green and next to the National Gallery. You might bump into dear Oscar... The park is surrounded by famous Georgian houses with elegant doors.

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    Merrion Square Garden

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Merrion Square is the best preserved Dublin Georgian Square, its public park contains outstanding standards of horticulture with seasonal floral displays being the highlight. The park also has a fine collection of the old Dublin City lamposts and sculpure items. Open 7 days per week. Daylight hours. A statue of Oscar Wilde is a new addition to the park.

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    Merrion Square

    by jenna24 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Merrion Square
    Merrion Square is the grandest of the city's great set-piece squares. The park in the centre is owned by the Catholic Church, which has leased it to the city. It is a beautifully maintained green space in the heart of the city dotted with sculpture and public art, the most visible of which is probably the monument to Oscar Wilde in the north-west corner. Wilde spent his childhood at 1, Merrion Square, while W.B. Yeats lived at No. 82. On Sundays, artists hang their works for sale on the railings surrounding the park.

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    The house of WB Yeats

    by js77 Written Jul 26, 2007

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    52 Merrion Square East (the one with red door) – another house where WB Yeats lived. There is no sign there.

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    The house of Oscar Wilde

    by js77 Written Jul 26, 2007

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    Oscar Wilde spent his youth at 1 Merrion Square North. In the parjk just the opposite his house is also the statue of Oscar Wilde.

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    Wilde Oscar

    by millablake Written Dec 21, 2006

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    Numerous statues are found in the gardens, including an arrogantly laid back Oscar Wilde (Danny Osborne in 1997).

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  • Oscar was laying there with impunity on a rock

    by Mariajoy Written Feb 17, 2005

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    LOVED this statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square - it's situated in the corner directly opposite his childhood home at 1 Merrion Square. Someone had left him a single red rose....

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