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Merrion Square Tips (12)

Georgian: Merrion Square Townhouses (II)

Notice how this house is five windows wide! It would have been very prestigious indeed. There was a clear social hierarchy based upon how many "bays" your house possessed. Pity those whose Georgian townhouse was only two windows wide.

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yooperprof
Aug 03, 2013

Merrion Square

I had learned during my 1st 6 days in Ireland that you take advantage of good weather when you have it so after checking into my hotel just north of Merrion Square, I headed into the Archbishop Ryan Park that sits in the middle of the square to have a look around. As I wandered through the park, I found the bust of politician Michael Collins but it's the statue of Oscar Wilde, affectionately known as the "fag on the crag", that is the star here. He reclines on a rock in the northwest corner of the park, just across the street from his childhood home at No. 1 which now houses the American College Dublin. On pillars across from him are a naked male torso and his pregnant wife Constance, the pillars etched with some of his witticisms.

The houses that line the square are fine examples of the Georgian style of architecture and had many famous residents, besides Oscar Wilde, Irish national leader Daniel O'Connell lived at No. 58 and WB Yeats lived at Nos. 52 and 82, you can see blue plaques on the facades that identify their famous previous owners.

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Dabs
Jul 27, 2009

Merrion Square

Merrion Square, the best Georgian square in Dublin... sublime architecture and the famous colourful irish doors. Georgian architecture was fairly rigid and unform, so people used colourful doors to differentiate... and artistic door knockers.

In georgian times the rich and famous lived here, and if you take your time and walk around it, you'll see may plaques indicating who lived there. For example: Oscar Wilde lived at No 1, Daniel O'Connell at No 58, Sheridan Le Fanu at No 70 and W. B. Yeats at No 82.

There is also charming park in the middle, with colourful flowers and shrub beds. In the past this park was private: only residents of the square had the keys and could enter it. it is now public, and it's one of the nicest parks in town.

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call_me_rhia
Aug 27, 2008

Merrion Square

Merrion Square is another lovely park in the city not to far away from St Stephen's green. At the weekends you will find artists selling their paintings on the railings right around the park..from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Inside you will find statues of Ireland's hero's, beautiful flower gardens and plenty of benches to sit on. Pictured below is Oscar Wild and also known as the Quare in the square....

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Mar 03, 2005
 
 
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Merrion Square

Merrion Square is probably Dublin's best-known Georgian Square. It was developed around 1770, in the heart of the Georgian period, with the famed doorfronts among the most iconic aspects of the square. The houses here mostly now accommodate offices, but at one point they were among the most sough-after residences, with Oscar Wilde, W.B Yeats, Ernest Schrödinger and many others residing here over the years.

The National Gallery and the Natural History Museum were erected in the mid-nineteenth century, while Government Buildings date from the early decades of the twentieth century.

The park itself is one of Dublin's most attractive: the well-tended lawns attract many a bookworm in warm weather, while the flowerbeds are almost always a riot of colour. It's an oasis just a short walk from the bustle of downtown, very rarely crowded, except on a sunny day at lunchtime, when every office worker with sense grabs a sandwich and takes a few minutes off to enjoy the setting.

On Sunday mornings, there is an art market along two sides of the Square, with local artists exhibiting their very diverse canvases.

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Aug 06, 2004

Georgian Dublin - Merrion Square

Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern Dublin there are still reminders of a past that was more elegant. Merrion Square is an impressive Georgian square with typivcal four storey terrace houses, each with brightly coloured doors and all in an excellent state of decoration. I took many of them - they make a lovely set. The fanlights above the doors have varied patterns of tracery - do look closely! It makes the whole very attractive, and the Square itself is a large garden-cum-park. #1 was the childhood home of Oscar Wilde; #58 the home of Daniel O'Connell; #82 W.B. Yeats.

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Jul 30, 2004

Merrion Square

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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Jul 12, 2004

Merrion Square

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

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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acemj
Jun 07, 2003

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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Mar 23, 2003

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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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jenna24
Aug 25, 2002

MERRION SQUARE

One of Dublins more famous addresses, famed for its Georgian architecture and colourful doors. It also has a nice garden in the middle of the square

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Dec 13, 2003

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National Gallery of Ireland

During our visit the gallery was partially closed as it is currently going through a refurbishment programme. There were a few rooms open with both permanent collection exhibits and temporary...
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Leinster House

The grand Georgian Leinster house, was originally known as Kildare House after James Fitzgerald, the Earl of Kildare, who had the house built between 1745-47. When he became the Duke of Leinster in...
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National Library of Ireland

We made a visit to the National Library. There were two entrances and we made a visit to the WWI exhibition and then moved to the main library and explored the Irish family history records. The staff...
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Government Buildings

I came a cross this majestic building to find the gate closed and guarded. A sign in Gaelic "Tithe an Rialtais" and in English "Government Buildings," was on the gate with information about tours you...
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Number 29

Do you want to see a tipycal georgian house and know how a family lived in the XVIII century? Then come to Merrion Square, and in one corner you can visit the number 29. You have to enter through the...
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Trinity College

Trinity College was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain...
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