Merrion is a suburban area in Dublin 4 which is about 4km south east of Dublin City. Merrion is situated along the Merrion Road between Ballsbridge to the north and Booterstown to the south. This stretch of road, about 1km long, contains a shopping mall (the Merrion Centre), St Vincent's University Hospital, a Catholic church, the Merrion Inn public house, a car dealership, petrol station, post office and various other retail outlets. Dublin Bus routes that operate in the area include the 1, 4, 7 and 8. Sydney Parade DADT station is also a couple of minutes' walk away.