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Devoted to Divas. Why Ireland loves Opera

27th Mar

From Handel’s hallelujah to the World’s Best Festival, Ireland has a glorious musical past and an exciting operatic future. Ireland has a rich musical history. While today visitors may come to follow in the footsteps of Bono, or to tap their feet at a traditional gig, others are treading a path established at the Merrion […]

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Turner at The National Gallery of Ireland

16th Jan

An eagerly anticipated annual event in the art world, January brings the watercolours of genius painter JMW Turner to the National Gallery One of the world’s most famous artists, JMW Turner (the initials stand for Joseph Mallord William), made paintings that showed nature at its most beautiful, whether coolly calm, or wild and exciting. Painting […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving at The Merrion Hotel

9th Nov

From dreams in a bottle, to feasting with friends, plus some famous champagne, why this is the season for practicing gratitude This month we’re thinking about Thanksgiving. Go raibh mhaith agat… just in case you didn’t know, or if your Irish has become a little rusty, means “thank you” – always a lovely phrase to […]

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Why Dublin is a brilliant destination for new talent in jewellery design

19th Sep

A short step along St Stephen’s Green from the Merrion Hotel, Grafton Street and its environs is the place to go for gold, silver and precious stones. Established in 1869 Weir and Sons is a Dublin institution, and fanning out from Grafton Street are places to discover everything from antique pieces, to Celtic Claddagh rings, […]

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The Annual Dublin Season of the Horse

1st Aug

Why you must come to Dublin this August and September Horses and Ireland are synonymous. Speak to any Irish person and you’ll soon find a horse or two lurking in their life. Whether it’s riding at the weekend, playing Polo in Phoenix Park, or remembering a grandparent who bred horses down the country, we all […]

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Enjoying the Art Galleries and Museums of Dublin

6th Jul

After revelling in the Merrion Hotel’s own extraordinary collection of art, where do you go to discover more? Rain or shine, a tour through the galleries and museums of Dublin will not only introduce you to some extraordinary works of art, it will also bring you through magnificent buildings and glorious gardens too. You’ll find […]

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THE MERRION RECOGNISED FOR EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BY LEADING HOTELS OF THE WORLD

6th Apr

The Merrion is delighted to announce that it was the only Leading Hotel of the World in the UK and Ireland to be recognised for its outstanding 2016 Quality Score. This week, the capital’s most luxurious five-star hotel was named on a list of 2016 Quality Credit recipients – along with over 20 global members […]

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Prêt-à-Portea at The Merrion!

15th Nov

The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin city centre, is delighted to welcome The Berkeley in Knightsbridge legendary fashion afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea to the hotel’s Drawing Rooms from Saturday, 28th January to Sunday, 5th February 2017. Since 2006, Prêt-à-Portea remains the original fashionista afternoon tea in London featuring key fashion styles from the world’s […]

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A SEASON OF FIRESIDE TASTINGS AT THE MERRION

5th Sep

September 2016 – Created from four Grade I listed Georgian Town House, The Merrion is Dublin’s best address. It’s warming peat fires and deeply comfortable Drawing Rooms come into their own as the summer evenings shorten and the shift into autumn begins. Marking the new season, The Merrion is welcoming guests for a series of […]

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Shop til you Drop with The Merrion Hotel

17th Jun

Mulberry, Anya Hindmarch, Kate Spade, Ted Baker and Tommy Hilfiger… just some of the leading fashion brands that guests of The Merrion Hotel’s new Shop til you Drop break can dive into this summer. In partnership with Kildare Village – a complete shopping haven in the beautiful Kildare countryside, just outside Dublin – this is […]

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