Merrion Road

Merrion Road is a major road, part of the R118, in Dublin 4.

Merrion Road
Native nameBóthar Mhuirfean  (Irish)
NamesakeMerrion Castle, seat of the Viscounts FitzWilliam
Length2.9 km (1.8 mi)
Width24 metres (79 ft)
LocationDublin, Ireland
Postal codeD04
Coordinates53.321005°N 6.216309°W / 53.321005; -6.216309
north endBall's Bridge
south endRock Road, Trimleston Avenue
Known forSt. Vincent's University Hospital, Wanderers F.C., Royal Dublin Society, embassies

It joins the Pembroke Road section of the R118 at Herbert Park and runs south east to Merrion, where it meets the Rock Road, Booterstown.

At Merrion Gates it meets Strand Road (R131) just after the latter crosses the DART line.

There are a number of well-known buildings along Merrion Road. These include the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), the British Embassy, the Catholic church Our Lady Queen Of Peace, the Merrion Shopping Centre, some well known hotels and part of the Embassy Belt, Ballsbridge. Wanderers F.C. (rugby union) and St. Vincent's University Hospital are also located on the road.

See also