No 1 Merrion Square....
3 May 2009 11:05

No 1 Merrion Square.... 

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posted by Eoin Hurley 9 Jun 2010 18:52

Rachel Winter I think (and I may be open to correction) that Oscars father was from Ireland as well. I believe its Co Roscommon

posted by Eoin Hurley 9 Jun 2010 16:13

Stephen Fry It really was a disgrace the way they tore down Georgian Dublin (by they I mean the Irish government).

posted by Rachel Winter 4 May 2009 23:56

I think Sir William had more jobs than you!
so Oscar's dad was English then? Maybe that's why people get confused.

posted by Ruth McAvinia 4 May 2009 20:20

I walk past here most days. Do you like the statue opposite?

posted by Ross McArthur 4 May 2009 07:22

Aah, those pics take me back. Lived in Maynooth forra a year, and ALWAYS in and out of Dub. Love the history. Pity they didn't take more care of it - everything looked so old.

posted by Selina Pearson 3 May 2009 18:34

After reading Pappa Wilde's plaque, Oscar looks like a right slacker

posted by Leanne Harrington 3 May 2009 17:10

I live just around the corner from there =)

posted by Karen Mohler 3 May 2009 16:55

That's lovely! I'm surprised it's not a museum - I agree, it's a shame it isn't.

posted by sphinxvictorian 3 May 2009 16:04

If I had a huge amount of money, I would so donate a bunch of it to make both 1 Merrion Square and 34 Tite St into museums. Ah well, if wishes were fishes, we'd all have one fried - or baked or grilled or...

posted by Jamie O 3 May 2009 15:59

Thanks so much for letting me vicariously wander with you. It's been over 10 years since I was in Dublin last. I'm currently having my morning coffee in beautiful downtown Burbank, but I can just about hear the buskers and taste the Guinness now...

posted by M Egan Dufault 3 May 2009 15:16

It should rightfully be a museum. The last time we were there, there was only one plaque so things are looking up.

posted by Ian Bald 3 May 2009 12:52

I took a picture of Merrion Square during my trip to Dublin from the very same spot! Cool!

posted by Sarah Allonby 3 May 2009 12:20

I've got the same pic Smilie

posted by Sean Earley 3 May 2009 12:19

I think Stephen should forefront a campaign to get this place bought back by the irish state and turned into a museum

posted by Sean Earley 3 May 2009 12:17

it's pretty sad that it's not a museum as it should be...

posted by Ann Innis 3 May 2009 11:38

How nice to be called a 'wit'. I would love to known like that.

posted by Ama Howe 3 May 2009 11:36

it is amazing that these tributes are on the side of a private college..

posted by Frauke Watson 3 May 2009 11:27

A wilde place!

posted by Nathan Handley 3 May 2009 11:21

Oh wow.

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