Merrion Square constitutes the main plaza upon which Dublin’s Georgian architecture is situated. It’s most distinguished for being the place where dozens of events happen every year, including bustling market days, festivals to commemorate Christmas, and public performances of traditional Irish music. The area was originally planned out by civic architects in the 1760s, and hosts a number of towering four-storey residences.
Over the centuries Merrion Square has hosted a number of Ireland’s most noted artistic luminaries. W.B. Yeats spent some years at Number 82, while Dracula author Bram Stoker also spent years around the salons of the locality. The Square hosts numerous archive and historic societies such as the Traditional Music Archive. It is also much-favoured by local purveyors of paintings and art: every Sunday about 200 local artists turn out to sell their wares in the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery.
|Dublin City Council, Merrion Square Park, Merrion Square East, Dublin 2, D02 E778, Ireland.