Merrion Square
Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The Park of the Privileged

Construction of Georgian houses at Merrion Square began in 1762. A fashionable address for the aristocracy, the park was purchased in 1930 as a site for a cathedral. The project never materialized and in 1974, it was transferred to the city for public use.

The park includes sculptures, the Rutland Memorial, a collection of old Dublin Lamp posts, a floral garden, heather garden, playground and coffee stand.

Around the park are notable attractions including the National Gallery, and the National Museum of Natural History.


Open: Open year round.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take bus numbers 4, 7, 7n, 25, 25a, 25b, 26, 44, 66, 66a, 66b or 67

By Luas (tram): (Green) Dawson

By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Pearse Station


Contact Information

Address:Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Phone:+353 1 661 2369

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3397, -6.2491