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Inspiring Irish Art Weekends

11th Mar

Two of Ireland’s finest hotels, both created within beautiful Georgian houses and both with  their own private collections of Irish art, The Merrion in Dublin and Co. Laois’s Ballyfin, will be coming together to showcase the best of Irish art over three weekends in October 2013 and April 2014. Guests will be delighted by these […]

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Lights. Camera. Opera!

29th Jan

To celebrate the 85th Oscar Academy Awards, Dublin’s best address, the Merrion hotel is hosting a glamorous ‘red carpet’ evening of music, song and exquisite five star cuisine in The Cellar Restaurant on Wednesday 27th February 2013. Paying homage to the iconic Awards, Guests will be treated to Opera’s most beautiful arias and ensembles made […]

The Drawing Rooms

Art Tea – 3 New Masterpieces

11th Aug

It is not just the hallowed halls of The Merrion Hotel which are filled with one of the country’s finest collection of artworks – the runaway success of The Merrion’s Art Tea has become legendary on the Dublin artistic scene. In 2010, Executive Chef Ed Cooney and master Pastry Chef Paul Kelly originally created nine […]


Inside Trinity College

11th May

Step out The Merrion’s elegant front entrance and take a 10 minute stroll through the heart of Georgian Dublin to College Green.  Here, in 40 acres of cobbled squares and immaculate lawns, is Trinity College, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1. The 420 year history of the College speaks for Ireland’s development, with its […]

The Lord Monck Suite

World’s Best Service Award

20th May

Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the world’s most respected authorities on travel, has voted The Merrion ( the No.1 hotel in The UK & Ireland in its WORLD’s BEST SERVICE awards. The awards, which are published in the June issue of Travel & Leisure, give The Merrion an impressive 97.14% for service.  This means […]

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Art Tea at The Merrion – Having your art and eating it too

11th Oct

The latest – and most cerebral – take on traditional afternoon tea comes from Dublin. The Merrion ( introduces its new Art Tea, a witty interpretation of its world-class collection of contemporary Irish art. With works by artists such as Sir John Lavery, Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry, (all of whom are represented in […]


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