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12 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Investment Property (672.00 sqm) For Sale by Private Treaty

Price Offers in Excess of €5,000,000


Merrion Square is a highly sought after location in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Number 12 has a prime position on the north side of the square overlooking the gardens. This prestigious location is within easy walking distance of a range of transport links including Pearse DART Station which is only a 3 minute walk away. The Luas (green) line is less than 10 minutes’ walk away located at Dawson Street. Numerous bus routes, including the Aircoach, are available close to the property providing convenient access to all locations. A Dublin City Bike station is located less than 250 metres away on Merrion Square East. The property is within easy reach of numerous amenities with St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street only a short stroll away. The surrounding area benefits from all the facilities that any occupier could require including a wide range of restaurants, cafes, banks, pubs and hotels. The property is unrivalled with its accessibility to Trinity College, the Grand Canal and Merrion Square itself.

Full Description

12 Merrion Square is a very well maintained Georgian building comprising of approximately 672 s qm (7,229 sq ft) of office accommodation over 5 floors.

Merrion Square was established in the 1700s and includes some of the finest property in Georgian Dublin. The square was the former home of many famous residents including Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats and Daniel O’Connell. Number 12 Merrion Square, was built between 1764 and 1766 for Sir William Brownlow, a linen manufacturer and MP for Lurgan, Co. Armagh. The building was distinctive for its exceptionally expansive entrance hall and the exquisite Rococo plasterwork and continues to stand out as one of the grandest and well preserved buildings on the square.

Today the property retains many of its original features including detailed cornicing and marble fire places together with the benefit of modernised office features including a passenger lift serving all floors. The building is divided into the traditional Georgian layout with beautifully proportioned, bright rooms of various sizes and a striking entrance hall. It  presents in excellent condition. The accommodation is currently in 16 suites (not including the boardroom). A number of tenants occupy more than one suite. Facilities are provided throughout the property with male and female bathrooms accommodated on alternate floors and a large bright kitchen at basement level. The common areas include a landscaped courtyard to the rear. There are 9 car parking spaces at basement level accessed from Denzille Lane.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.


    Floor Sq M (NIA) Sq Ft (NIA)
    Basement 98 1,050
    Ground 118 1,271
    First 139 1,492
    Second 148 1,589
    Third 170 1,827
    Total 672 7,229

BER Details

BER: Exempt

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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