Merrion Square aerial view shows the oasis-like impact of the square on the city neighbourhoods of 18th century Dublin
Merrion Square map from mid 1700s shows the ownership of houses which shared the (private then, and public, now) Green
A ‘wall’ of houses on 3 sides contains the Merrion Square. Fourth side was a large house of the Duke of Leinster, now the seat of government.
Fitzwilliam Square is still in private ownership with key holders in surrounding houses. Opportunity to make public space for all local residents…