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All reviews merrion square nice statue childhood home nice tribute great man northwest corner famous quotes fitting tribute hugh grant his life lovely park worth a stop hop on hop off bus take photos trinity college waldo pillars
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Reviewed today

A statue in colors, something unusual! Small size (life-size they say) with funny looking face (picturing both comedy and tragedy, well, he was serving both as a writer...). Located at the northwest corner of Merrion Park.

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Reviewed yesterday

Found on the corner of the square and easy to pass by and not see it. Oscar's personality is well captured in the monument. Worth a look!

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very popular part of Merrion Square and it just opposite the house where Wilde lived for a time. It is a colourful representation of a colourful character and even if you are not a fan, it is worth a few minutes of...More

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in passing, whilst at the national gallery, just across the road. The park was a bit scruffy, but that could have been because it was late October. Don't ignore the two smaller items attending this 'monument', the pregnant girl is beautiful.

Thank Dumbunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Oscar Wilde so naturally I was delighted to have my photo taken next to his statue, highlight of my visit.

Thank cherryblossom2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monument to Oscar Wilde is a fitting tribute to him. It is situated in a corner of a lovely park quite close to where he once lived. We enjoyed reading the many sayings written on the posts adjacent to the statue.

Thank James Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oscar Wilde statue is the least that can be done to pay tribute to a brilliant individual who was shamefully treeted during his lifetime. One hopes that it will endure as long as his work will be appreciated! It is within easy walking distance...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This statue is located in the park just across from where Wilde lived in Dublin, the monument itself is a life sized Wilde lying in repose on a large rock There is a nice Garden with seating where you can relax away from the hustle...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This park is across from his home. It is a beautiful statue of him which depending on the angle you view it looks different. They have many of his witty sayings on some posts right near the statue. Beautiful park setting.

Thank patsyp_11
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

As a literary student I made sure to visit Merrion Square to see the statue of the great satirical author. I wasn't disappointed it's beautiful and sits on a rock making it an imposing sculpture. However it was memorable for the wrong reasons. The park...More

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