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Merrion Square, Co. Dublin

Merrion Square Merrion Square is one of Dublin's largest and grandest Georgian squares. On three sides are Georgian Houses and on the other the garden of Leinster House, and two museums. Many of the houses predominantly used as office space - have plaques detailing the rich and famous who once lived in them. The attractive central park features colourful flower and shrub beds. Look out for the statue of Oscar Wilde reclining on the rock.

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Rail to Merrion Square

Merrion Square, Co. Dublin is served by Pearse.

Bus to Merrion Square

  • Bus routes operated by Wexford Bus:
    • 740: 7:
      • Zone 14
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Merrion Square:
    • 7N:
      • Woodbrook
  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Merrion Square:
    • 116:
      • Burlington Road - Lady of Good Council
      • Lady of Good Council - Hugh Lane Galllery
    • 118:
      • Ballycorus Rd - D'Olier Street Junction Burgh Quay (Stop
    • 11:
      • Blackthorn Avenue - St. Pappin's Green
      • St. Pappin's Green - Blackthorn Avenue
    • 120:
      • Rathbourne Way - Lansdowne Road
      • RDS - Rathbourne Avenue
    • 145:
      • Front of Station - Southern Cross
      • Rock Valley - Front of Station
    • 18:
      • Hollyville Lawn - Pine Road
      • Simmonscourt View - Hollyville Lawn
    • 1:
      • Shanard Avenue - Simmonscourt View
      • Simmonscourt View - Shanard Avenue
    • 25:
      • Meadowview Grove - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Meadowview Grove
    • 25A:
      • Esker Drive - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Esker Drive
    • 25B:
      • Merrion Street - Railway Station
      • Railway Station - Merrion Street
    • 25X:
      • Meadowview Grove - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Meadowview Grove
    • 26:
      • Merrion Street - Palmerstown Cemetery
      • Palmerstown Cemetery - Merrion Street
    • 27:
      • Grange Road - Jobstown House
      • Jobstown House - Grange Road
    • 27X:
      • Grange Road - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Grange Road
    • 32X:
      • Millview Road - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Millview Road
    • 37:
      • Baggot St. - Shopping Centre
      • Shopping Centre - Baggot St.
    • 38:
      • Burlington Road - I.B.M.
      • I.B.M. - Burlington Road
    • 38A:
      • Burlington Road - I.B.M.
      • I.B.M. - Burlington Road
    • 38B:
      • Burlington Road - I.B.M.
      • I.B.M. - Burlington Road
    • 38D:
      • Burlington Road - I.B.M.
      • I.B.M. - Burlington Road
    • 39:
      • Delhurst - Burlington Road
      • University College Dublin - Hansfield Road
    • 39A:
      • Delhurst - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Hansfield Road
    • 41X:
      • Sports Ground - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Sports Ground
    • 44:
      • The Helix - Town Hall
      • Town Hall - The Helix
    • 46A:
      • De Vesci Terrace - Phoenix Pk Gate
      • Phoenix Pk Gate - De Vesci Terrace
    • 46E:
      • DART Station - Gardiner Place
    • 47:
      • Belarmine Plaza - Central Bank
      • Central Bank - Belarmine Plaza
    • 4:
      • Bus Garage - Richmond Grove
      • Richmond Grove - Bus Garage
    • 51D:
      • Cinema - Woodford Court
      • Laurel Park - Pembroke Lane
    • 51X:
      • Dunawley - University College Dublin
    • 56A:
      • Barrow Street - The Square
      • The Square - Barrow Street
    • 61:
      • Liberty Hall - Rockbrook
      • Rockbrook - Liberty Hall
    • 66:
      • Kingsbury - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Kingsbury
    • 66A:
      • Merrion Street - River Forest
      • River Forest - Merrion Street
    • 66B:
      • Alensgrove - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Alensgrove
    • 66X:
      • Kingsbury - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Kingsbury
    • 67:
      • Merrion Street - Old Greenfield Road
      • Old Greenfield Road - Merrion Street
    • 67X:
      • Salesian College - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Old Greenfield Road
    • 70:
      • Burlington Road - Navan Road
      • Navan Road - Burlington Road
    • 77A:
      • Barrow Street - Bianconi Avenue
      • Bianconi Avenue - Barrow Street
    • 77X:
      • Citywest Road Opposite Castle House - University College Dublin
    • 7:
      • Gardiner Place - Loughlinstown Wood
      • Loughlinstown Wood - Gardiner Place
    • 7B:
      • Gardiner Place - Shanganagh Road
      • Shanganagh Road - Gardiner Place
    • 7D:
      • Church Road - Gardiner Place
      • Gardiner Place - Church Road
    • 84X:
      • Garda Station - Beechdale
      • Sea Road - Fleet Street
    • 8:
      • Church Road - Gardiner Place
      • Gardiner Place - Church Road
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 100X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)
    • 101:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Talbot Street)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 101X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Termonabbey (Aston Village)
      • Termonabbey (Aston Village) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)
    • 109:
      • Cavan Institute - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Cavan Institute
    • 111:
      • Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St)
    • 120:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Tullamore (High Street)
      • Tullamore (High Street) - Dublin (Belfield)
    • 2:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
    • X2:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
  • Bus routes operated by Swords Express:
    • 503

Things to See and Do in Merrion Square

National Gallery of Ireland National Gallery of Ireland

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
2,000 works from all around Europe and world-famous paintings can be found here.

National Museum of Natural History National Museum of Natural History

Merrion Square West, beside the National Gallery, Dublin 2, Ireland
Our exhibitions have changed very little in over a century. The ground floor is dedicated to Irish animals, featuring giant deer skeletons and a variety of mammals, birds and fish. The upper floors of the building were laid out in the 19th Century in a sc

Number Twenty Nine Number Twenty Nine

29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Situated in the heart of Dublins fashionable Georgian streets, this is a unique museum - a restored four-story town house that reflects the lifestyle of a Dublin middle-class family during the period 1790 to 1820.

Boulevard Gallery Boulevard Gallery

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
The fence around Merrion Square doubles as a display railing on summer weekends in an outdoor display of local art similar to New York's Greenwich Village or Paris's Montmartre. Permits are given only to local artists to sell their own work.

Central Catholic Library

74 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
This Libraries describes itself.

Fitzwilliam Square

Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Much smaller than Merrion square, it was one of the last Georgian squares to be laid out in central Dublin.

Goethe Institut

37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
This is a German cultural centre with Libraries.

Government Buildings

Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
The offices of the Government Departments are open to the public at certain times.

Heraldic Museum

2-3 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Department of Manuscripts and the Office of the Chief Herald, part of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Irish Traditional Music Archive

73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
A multi-media reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, music and dance of Ireland.

Merrion Square Merrion Square

Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Merrion Square is one of Dublin's largest and grandest Georgian squares. On three sides are Georgian Houses and on the other the garden of Leinster House, and two museums. The attractive central park features colourful flower and shrub beds.

The Hallward

65 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The Hallward & Mill Cove Galleries have over 50 years combined experience in exhibiting and collecting contemporary art. The Galleries encourage and exhibit the best of Irish contemporary art and provide a platform for emerging and established artists.

Hotels in Merrion Square

Buswells Hotel Buswells Hotel

23-27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Just a minute’s walk from Trinity College and Grafton Street, this elegant boutique hotel boasts rooms with goose feather duvets and plasma-screen TVs. Guests can enjoy the hotel gym, restaurant, and bar.

O O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel

41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2
The 4-star O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel is a 5-minute walk from St Stephens Green and Trinity College. There is a 24-hour gym and bedrooms feature cashmere blankets and plasma TVs.

O O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Originally a church dating back to 1863, the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel is located in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Air-conditioned rooms feature powerful showers, plasma-screen TVs and cashmere bed throws.

O O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Merrion Square, Dublin 2
A former favourite of James Joyce, The O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel overlooks Merrion Square and the National Art Gallery. The Mont Clare offers air conditioned rooms with baths and showers.

The Merrion Hotel The Merrion Hotel

Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Italian marble bathrooms, a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars, and an infinity pool are offered at this award-winning 5-star hotel.

Guesthouses in Merrion Square

Baggot Court Townhouse Baggot Court Townhouse

92 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin DO2 KV77, Dublin 2
Located in Dublin city centre and a short stroll from St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College, this Georgian town house offers free Wi-Fi and free guest car parking.

Fitzwilliam Townhouse Fitzwilliam Townhouse

41 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, DO2 PW71, Co. Dublin
The Fitzwilliam offers modern rooms with LCD TVs within a historic, Georgian townhouse. Boasting original features, the house is only a 5-minute walk from Trinity College and St. Stephens’s Green.

O O'Donoghue's

15 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
With live, traditional Irish music every night, O'Donoghue's is located on the corner of St Stephen’s Green, 5 minutes’ walk from Grafton Street. Guests can enjoy the lively, traditional bar, 10 minutes’ walk from Temple Bar district.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Merrion Square

Bag Street Apartment Bag Street Apartment

12a Lower Baggott Street, Dublin 2
Set in Dublin, Baggot Street Apartment features a sun terrace. Guests benefit from terrace. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen has a dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Fantastic City Centre Apartment Fantastic City Centre Apartment

18 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Fantastic City Centre Apartment offers accommodation in Dublin, 100 metres from Grand Canal. The apartment is 800 metres from Leinster House. Free private parking is available on site.

Latchfords Self-Catering Accommodation Latchfords Self-Catering Accommodation

99 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Latchfords of Baggot Street offers comfortable self-catering accommodation and free parking, 8 minutes' walk from Grafton Street. St Stephen's Green and Herbert Park are nearby.

Merrion Street Apartment Merrion Street Apartment

29 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Merrion Street Apartment offers accommodation in Dublin, 100 metres from Leinster House. The air-conditioned unit is 200 metres from National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Merrion Square Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Merrion Square