Merrion Square Park

1 Merrion Square E, Dublin

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Merrion Square Park

In Merrions Square park visitors can take a break after experiencing the excitement and have a good time, enjoying the Dublin’s Georgian architecture in central Dublin. Notable features of the park include a collection of old Dublin lamp posts, amazing central floral gardens, many fine sculptures, garden and playground.

History

Merrion Square Park is one of the finest and most intact examples of Georgian urban design in Dublin city. The construction of the Georgian houses at Merrion Square began in 1762 and continued for 30 years.

Merrion Square soon became a fashionable address for the aristocracy and the professional classes. Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, George Russell and Daniel O'Connell all called the square home at one point.

The park was purchased from the Pembroke Estate by the Roman Catholic Church in 1930 as a site for a cathedral. However, this project never materialised and in 1974 the then Archbishop, Dermot Ryan, transferred the land to Dublin Corporation for use as a public park.

Opening Times

January 10:00 - 17:00
February 10:00 - 17:30
March 10:00 - 18:30 before clocks go forward
10:00 - 19:30 after clocks go forward
April 10:00 - 20:30
May 10:00 - 21:30
June and July 10:00 - 22:00
August 10:00 - 21:30
September 10:00 - 20:30
October 10:00 - 19:30 before clocks go back
10:00 - 18:30 after clocks go back
November 10:00 - 17:30
December 10:00 - 17:00

Upcoming Events at Merrion Square Park

FREE


Merrion Square Park
Fri 15th Jul - Sun 17th Jul