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The Merrion

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The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion  Dublin  Ireland
The Merrion
A Georgian grand dame just off St. Stephens Green in downtown Dublin, the Merrion has been around in one form or another since 1760, when it was a set of four stately homes owned by English nobility. Today, it is elegance incarnate. An excellent art collection—by the likes of Dublin-born Cubist artist Mainie Jellett and Irish post-impressionist painter Paul Henry—hangs in fire-warmed, chandelier-lit drawing rooms. Upstairs bedrooms have big sash windows overlooking the city's 1920s-era government buildings. The basement bar is moodily romantic with its arched stone ceilings and cave-like nooks built into the 18th-century wine vaults. Since opening in 1997, the Merrion has hosted Dublin’s most famous visitors: Bill Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Bruce Springsteen.

The formal, flower-filled courtyard is the perfect place for a sunny afternoon drink. If it’s raining, retreat to the green-walled Bar No. 23 for a snifter of Irish whiskey in a leather club chair.

Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 603 0600
Sun 12am - 11:59pm