Merrion Square

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Merrion Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    1. Dublin Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tours

    Hop off and explore the beauty of Nassau Street, then plan a visit to the National Art Gallery. Discover Merrion Square, where you can stroll around the Georgian-style gardens, then grab a bite to eat in Temple Bar. Visit two of the most well-known cathedrals in Ireland, The Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's. If you really want to experience the Dublin lifestyle, quench your thirst with a nice, cold pint of Guinness, freshly made from the Guinness Storehouse.

    Begin your journey on the Red Line at the first bus stop, located on Upper O'Connell Street. The Red Line has 25 stops, so your journey will be packed full of Irish fun! You can hop on and off the bus at any designated Big Bus stops, as many times as you wish within your ticket validity. With buses passing through every 30 minutes, simply rejoin the tour when you’re ready.

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    Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

  • Dublin: Dublin Rogues Walking Tour

    2. Dublin: Dublin Rogues Walking Tour

    Your tour will meet at the Oscar Wilde Memorial Statue, which is located at the north west end of Merrion Square Park. From there your tour kicks off with an in-depth story on the life and times of Oscar Wilde and his family, taking in the success and tragedy of the colorful life of this Anglo-Irish family. After approximately 15 minutes, you will move on to other statutes situated on the north end of Merrion Square Park, including Barnardo O'Higgins, Henry Grattan, George Russell, and Michael Collins. You'll spend about 25 minutes in total on these characters, before moving on once more to the northeast end of Merrion Square to the Holles Street Hospital. This is Ireland's national maternity hospital, where you will hear of two famous personalities associated with the building: Brendan Behan and Mamie Cadden. On the south end of the square lived the liberator Daniel O'Connell, one of ...

    We really enjoyed our Dublin Rogues Tour, Dave was extremely entertaining and it was interesting to hear his stories about the characters behind the statues in Merrion Square and also about the history of the square and its surroundings. He is a great ambassador for Dublin and dressed to suit the role. Will recommend tuis tour to all my friends.

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What people are saying about Merrion Square

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 949 reviews

The live narration was excellent, full of Irish humour. The buses were on time and very clean. Always use the Big-Bus on our City Breaks

I found the guides / drivers extremely knowledgable and friendly. Busses were on time, and clean. We truly enjoyed our trip.

Anne was my driver and she could be clearly understood and was funny and knowledgeable.

Great way to get around Dublin and find out more about the city.

Friendly helpful staff. Great banter and commentary.