Once Dublin’s premier Georgian area, Mountjoy Square has been home to some of Ireland’s most prominent figures such as Arthur Guinness, writer James Joyce and playwright Séan O’Casey who set his “Dublin Trilogy”, including “The Shadow of a Gunman”, in the area.
Many historic meetings have taken place in Mountjoy Square such as the Easter Rising preparations and it was also the scene of the first and second Dáil meetings from 1919 to 1921. Much of the Oscar-winning film “Once” was filmed in this famous Square.
The Mountjoy Square Park contains playing areas for football, basketball and table tennis, playgrounds for children and a green park area.
Open: Open year round.
By Bus: Take bus numbers 7, 7b, 7d, 8, 46e or 122
By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Green to O'Connell Upper / Parnell
By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Connolly