attractions in leeson street
There are so many places and things waiting to be unveiled in this area. Explore colourful landscapes, Georgian buildings, and other popular tourist spots to discover the vibrant past of Ireland that will weave their spell on you. Here is our comprehensive list of attractions you must visit during your short trip to Leeson Street:
Iveagh is a public park situated between Clonmel Street and Upper Hatch Street. Designated as a National Historic Property, this beautiful park is spread across a sprawling 8.5 acres of land. In the year 1865, Ninian Niven designed this garden in French Formal’ and ‘English Landscape’ styles including yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. The garden displays a stunning collection of landscape including rustic grotto’s and cascade, woodlands, fountain centre pieces and archery grounds, to name a few.
The National Concert Hall
A primary national venue for classical music concerts in Ireland, The National Concert Hall is located on Earlsfort Terrace in vicinity to St. Stephen’s Green, the building was inaugurated in 1865 by Queen Victoria. The National Concert Hall (NCH) was built for organizing the Dublin International Exhibition in the year 1865 and was later converted into the central building of University College Dublin in 1908. NCH reopened again in 1981 after University College Dublin began to relocate to a new campus. Currently, the venue has three performance areas and plays host to several concerts, recitals and performances.
St. Stephen’s Green
A public park in Dublin designed by William Sheppard. Located in the centre of Dublin city, St. Stephen’s Green Park officially opened to public 1880. The park is spread across 22 acres of land and is decorated with Fusiliers’ Arch, a fountain representing the Three Fates, statue of Lord Ardilaun, a statue of Robert Emmet and a memorial to the Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, among others. Special guided tours to this park are also available on request, so plan your visit to this park during your stay in Dublin!