The festival’s new home is the beautiful and historic Merrion Square Park. Surrounded on all sides by the rich history of Dublin, we look forward to welcoming you to this literary oasis in the heart of the city going forward.
Main Festival Site in May
Merrion Square Park, now restored to its historical layout, sits at the centre of one of Dublin city’s most beautiful Georgian squares and is one of the finest and most intact examples of Georgian urban design in Dublin city. The construction of the Georgian houses at Merrion Square began in 1762 and housed some of the most recognisable names in Irish history, including Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, George Russell, Daniel O’Connell, and many others.
The festival’s move to Merrion Square Park is a welcome opportunity for ILFDublin to make a home in the heart of the city and create a literary oasis for one and all for many years to come.
The festival also uses other venue locations year round. For the upcoming Off The Page event ILFD will find itself in a nearby location to Merrion Square Park:
National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square W, Dublin 2, D02 K303
37 Merrion Square E, Dublin 2, D02 XK52
Arriving By Public Transport
By Bus: The following bus routes include stops near Merrion Square: 15B, 39A, 4, 7, 70, 702
By Luas (tram): The nearest Luas stop is St. Stephen’s Green (Green Line); it is a 9 minute walk (approximately) to Merrion Square Park
Visit Dublin Bus or Transport for Ireland to plan your journey and discover the apps.