Dawson Street

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Dawson Street (Irish: Sráid Dhásain) 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,[1] and who built the Mansion House in 1710.[2]


Dawson 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 inhabitants[edit]

Noted Irish ecclesiastical architect William Hague had his office at 50 Dawson Street.[3] As did Thomas Francis McNamara (also at No. 50 and No. 5).


Luas Cross City Green Line extension
BroombridgeIarnród Éireann
Broadstone - D.I.T.
Dominick Street
Parnell Street
O'Connell Street Upper
O'Connell Street - GPO
Marlborough Street
Red Line
Westmoreland Street
Dawson Street
St Stephen's Green
Green Line to Bride's Glen

Dawson 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Irish Place and Street Names
  2. ^ Dictionary of Ulster Biography
  3. ^ Gerry Convery. Poetry in Stone: Sacred Heart Church. (Omagh: Drumragh RC Parish, 1999), p.57
  4. ^ "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 53°20′28″N 6°15′30″W / 53.34111°N 6.25833°W / 53.34111; -6.25833

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