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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.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, a prestigious private boys 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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  • 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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  • a typical street of what was before Dublin, it feels like a movie, plenty to see and take a lot of photos, great atmosphere, sublime to see.
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  • This is one of the Central streets of the city, it is full of pubs and tourists. In my opinion, poskshhenie is perfectly safe at any time of the day. And I came in non-tourist areas on the outskirts, and in some places I was uncomfortable even day (evening). Here, from the pros: less tourists than in the Temple bar area, and less need to hold on to the wallet. Really liked the buildings around, part clearly residential, with young polupodval'nymi courtyards. What about noisy audience: so it's mainly tourists.
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