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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  • Booked a table for this restaurant and got window seat very nice & relaxing. Had lunch Chicken & Stuffing with alioli Sandwich very tasty, bread lovely,nice tea also service very good ,plenty of custo...  more »
  • Daytime it is a beautiful Street with wonderful old Georgian Style buildings from end to end. Its longer than ths short strip that runs from the Canel to St.Stephen's Green ..... which turns into a bu...  more »
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