One of Ireland’s best known writers, poets and wits, Oscar Wilde’s extremely realistic statue is located in the north-west corner of the Merrion Square Park close to his childhood home, 1 Merrion Square. The building is now occupied by the Irish American University and is open to the public.
Wilde is best known for such literary classics as “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” which have since been made into films; in addition to his dramatic and flamboyant personal life.
The statue features many famous witty quotes from Wilde’s works.
By Bus: Take bus numbers 25, 25a, 25b, 26, 66, 66a, 66b or 67
By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green Line to St. Stephen’s Green
By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Pearse Station