Leeson Street, Dublin

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Leeson Street is a thoroughfare near central Dublin, Ireland. The street is divided into two parts by the Grand Canal: Lower Leeson Street, in Dublin 2 is to the north of the canal, linking to St Stephen's Green, with Upper Leeson Street, in the Dublin 4 region, south of the canal. Originally known as Suesey Street, it was renamed in 1728 after the Leesons, a family of local brewers, who branched into property development and subsequently became Earls of Milltown. In 1767 a Magdalen Asylum was established by Lady Arabella Denny in the street for Protestant women.The street is home to several prominent buildings including the main office of the Ombudsman and the embassies of Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus. The largest building on Lower Leeson Street, along with several adjoining buildings and significant land holdings in the area, is owned by the Catholic University School.In 1990, Caravaggio's lost masterpiece, The Taking of Christ, was recognised in the residence of the Jesuit Communication Centre on Lower Leeson Street. Broadcaster Gerry Ryan lived and died on this street.
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  • Located in Dublin 2, Leeson Street is a road in the Centre of Dublin and is divided into two parts by the Grand Canal. On this street there are several important buildings: the main Office of Justice, embassies of Portugal, Malta and Cyprus. The largest building on Lower Leeson Street, belongs to the school of Catholic University.
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  • I was staying at a place just off the southern part of Leeson Street. I used Leeson Street as my go-to path to walk into the city. It is actually a really neat street to walk down, there are night clu...  more »
  • Wide a lively street from St Stephen's Green towards the Grand Canal and next to the river Dodder. Architecture is extremely revealing, actually, such I imagined Britain. On the street come across interesting pubs, nightclubs were observed also.
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