Merrion Square Dublin Reviews
Great doors! Jun 10, 2011
Merrion Square is a park lined with Georgian townhouses. The first houses date from 1762, the later ones from the end of the 19th century. Although the red bricked houses aren’t particularly attractive, all the different doors are something else. They all have a different bright colour and the frames of the doors differ where ever you look. We had great fun walking around and take pictures of all the different versions.
Although today they mainly house offices, some of the houses on Merrion Square used to have famous owners. Oscar Wilde lived at number 1 from 1855 to 1876, Daniel O’Connell lived at number 58 and William Butler Yeats lived at number 82.
The park is also nice for a stroll, and there are several statues there. The statue of Oscar Wilde is most special. Just about all the statues of people in Dublin are stately and black, the statue of Oscar Wilde has different colours and shows him in a very casual pose. I can’t imagine a statue that would have suited him better.
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