Dawson Street, Dublin

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Dawson Street is one of the main streets of central Dublin.The street was named after Joshua Dawson who laid out Dawson Street as well as the nearby Grafton, Anne, and Harry Streets, and who built the Mansion House in 1710.LocationDawson Street runs parallel to Grafton Street, to which it is connected by Duke Street and South Anne Street. Much of the street is a shopping thoroughfare, including the bookshop Hodges Figgis.Molesworth Street links the street to Kildare Street.Saint Ann's Church is found on the eastern side and the Mansion House near the south end.The street has a slight slope downwards from its Stephen's Green end to its Trinity end.Traffic flows one way, northwards.Famous inhabitantsNoted Irish ecclesiastical architect William Hague had his office at 50 Dawson Street. As did Thomas Francis McNamara (also at No. 50 and No. 5).LuasDawson Street will be a stop on the Luas Cross city Line. The line will link the Red and Green lines going from Broombridge in North Dublin (interchange with Irish Rail station) and St.Stephen's Green present Green Line stop. Construction started in June 2013 with services expected to begin in 2017.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Dawson Street is a parallel of the most famous Grafton Street. There you will find bars, pubs, starred restaurants and various shops. Ideal for a leisurely stroll to discover the most authentic face of Dublin.
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  • April 11, 2017
    Very interesting, a great walking tour where you can contact directly with the locals and see so much there is to see it's worth it!
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  • April 10, 2017
    I needed to have a watch fixed and after a lot of searching I found the only place in Dublin that would undertake such work was with Stephen of Dawson’s Jewellers at 21 Dawson Street. The assistance a...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    This place is so cozy/funky. Staff is very nice and food is so yummy! Cute for a meeting spot with your girls for a cuppa
  • July 8, 2017
    Amazing bar with great food selection! The decor here is fantastic very narrow but huge bar.
  • July 10, 2017
    Cool funky bar with good food and good prices for the centre of Dublin. Interior has a nice vibe.
  • June 21, 2017
    By far and away the best late night spot in Dublin!!! Something for everyone. They also have great food.
  • April 18, 2017
    Another one of my favorite places in Dublin. Great for evening meet ups they make really good cocktails. They have no menu so it's up to you to make up what drink you want (cocktails) and prices are decent

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