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The Gaiety Theatre

Time for Stellar Theatre in Dublin

18th Aug

Ireland boasts more than its fair share of Nobel winning writers, and the city is famed for its theatres, as well as acclaimed for its actors. Theatre in Dublin has a rich and fascinating history, and the Dublin Theatre Festival and Fringe Festivals are a magical time, when all the city truly is a stage. […]

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The Markets of Dublin

23rd May

Browsing, shopping, antiques, jewellery, street food and more, there’s a lot to discover in the markets of Dublin’s fair city, and it’s just the thing for a sunny day’s adventure. Dublin City is a haven for shoppers, with everything from flagship brands to stores that will delight the quirky individualist, but it also has a […]

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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 Parks & Gardens of Dublin

25th May

Welcome to MERRION LIFE, our new series of posts designed to keep you in tune with features of the city we love so much. To launch the series, and to celebrate the arrival of summer, we’re looking at the parks of gardens of the city, ideal for ‘Going Green in Dublin’.  Is this Dublin’s Wittiest […]

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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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