Dublin is a city with bucketloads of character and friendly, engaging locals; Dublin people certainly make entertaining hosts, while the city itself is vibrant, fun and sociable. Considered a youthful city, due to its density of younger inhabitants, it is also flushed with history - Dublin Castle, built in 1204, is rich in Irish heritage, whereas 21st century architecture, such as Ian Ritchie's Monument of Light, has a contemporary vibe. Temple Bar is commonly known as the Cultural Quarter, brimming with street performers, music venues and cosy Irish pubs full to bursting. Here, you will also find good restaurants, many bars and pubs and traditional Irish folk music. The Guinness Storehouse remains a popular tourist attraction and details the company's history, recipes and advertising campaigns. There is also a bar with 360-degree views of Dublin and it is here you will receive your complimentary pint of Guinness, complete with a shamrock in its foam.
Dining & Gourmet
Housing a number of exceptional restaurants, a stay at The Merion guarantees a sensational gastronomic discovery. The only restaurant in Ireland with two Michelin stars, Restaurant Patrick Gulibauld offers an innovative and exquisite menu, inspired by the finest produce that reflects the perfection of origin and season. Expect food of unparalleled quality, taste and presentation, all in an elegant venue with magnificent views of the hotel's classical gardens. The Garden Terrace is an alfresco haven serving nutritious, delicious lunches and has also recently introduced it's Art Tea, a creative take on the regular afternoon tea experience.
Spa & Wellness
In addition to the eighteen metre indoor swimming pool and a gym equipped with all the latest machinery (with the added bonus of a personal training service), Tethra Spa offers a range of bodycare and beauty treatments using ESPA and Darphin products.
Say "I do" surrounded by period Georgian elegance and immaculate gardens, with your unique and unforgettable Irish wedding at The Merion. Choose from a selection of stunning and ornate venues - from the gracious Wellington Room to the grand salons to the outdoor terraces - and, with the help of the expert Wedding Co-ordinator, who will see to every aspect of the celebration, enjoy a seamless, bespoke day of your dreams.