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    Oscar Wilde as imagined by pixel artist Craig Robinson – look out for the Plaque in the Park

    Merrion Square are delighted to be one of the new hotspots for free wifi in Dublin City.

    Provided by Dublin City Council, in partnership with Gowex, there are 14 new wifi spots (see a map of them all here) provided, which will roll out over the coming weeks. Merrion Square Park is the recipient of one of the sites, meaning visitors to the area will shortly be able to avail of free wifi.

    As signage for the project Dublin City Council enlisted the help of pixel artist Craig Robinson to create 14  icons of Dublin. These in turn will be made into mosaics and have been erected in designated areas. As you can see from the image above, the iconic statue of Oscar Wilde from Merrion Square Park is the designated character for the area.

    The free Wi-Fi service is being provided to Dublin City Council by Spanish technology company Gowex. Free WiFi will be available 24/7 at a speed of 512kbps, according to the company, while higher speeds will require payment. Those who wish to use the free Wi-Fi will have to register with Gowex.

    The full list of locations to be included are: Smithfield Square, Barnardo’s Square, Clarendon Street, St Patrick’s Park, O’Connell Street Plaza, Temple Bar Square, Wolfe Tone Square, the area in front of the Convention Centre Dublin, Merrion Park, Henry Street, Grafton Street and the outdoor amphitheatre located at Civic Offices