THE TENTERS AREA OF DUBLIN
Because of children playing in the park I was unable to photograph the Marian Statue and when I last visited the area the park was closed. I did photograph the statue back in December 2020.
Many years ago I went on a guided tour of the Tenters area of Dublin City and the guided mentioned that the square was named in honour of Oscar Wilde but more recently I discovered that this is not true. The truth is that Oscar Square is not named after Oscar Wilde, but rather Oscar, son of Oisín of Na Fianna. Nearby, Clarence Mangan Road was named in honour of the poet, and O’Carolan Road for the harpist.
A friend of mine lived in the area and claimed that there was once a World War II bomb shelter in the small public park but that the park may not have been a public park back then. In December 2020 A local lady told me that when she was young it was known as Rosary Park, and it was always closed to the public except on Sundays, but it is now known as Oscar Square Park even though it is not square [there was also a joke that I cannot include here]. When I returned home I checked a few maps and it looks square to me but I did come across an account that described it as a triangle.