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All reviews merrion square nice statue childhood home northwest corner nice tribute famous quotes fitting tribute his life great park hop on hop off bus trinity college worth a visit pillars pose meriton writer playwright
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice statue of Oscar Wilde located in a lovely peaceful park in a busy city. On direct bus routes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClarehTM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This statue pays homage to an infamous son of Dublin in his time but a very cherished one now. The reclining Oscar is deep in thought and gazing across at the corner house where he was born. His father was a doctor and had his...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the corner of Merrion Square park, Dublin, you'll find this excellent monument to the playwright Oscar Wilde. The sculptor is Danny Osborne and finished in 1997. Impressive choice of varying stone and colour used. Different to say the least, from the position on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Scott D
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

The statue features Oscar Wilde in a relaxed pose, leaning back against the rock with a boyish grin on this face. He wears a green smoking jacket, black trousers and shoes. An interesting juxtaposition of formal and relaxed. To achieve the different colours, different parts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Known by the locals as "the fag on the crag" this life size statue of Oscar Wilde adds a touch of glamour to the corner of Merrion Square and is situated opposite the home in which Oscar Wilde was born. An interesting monument to visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The monument of Oscar Wilde in my opinion is one of the things that you definitely see while you're in Dublin

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene G
Reviewed 30 December 2018

This corner of the park was definitely worth visiting. Aside from the interesting statue o the author, quotations from his writings were interesting reads.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spc354
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This monument is located directly opposite the childhood house of Oscar Wilde in a small park and near to the National Gallery - so there are other things to do in the immediate area. Unlike most monuments or life sculptures this is really colourful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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