Upper Leeson Street Area Residents Association

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Founded in 1968, the Upper Leeson Street Area Residents Association (ULSARA) promotes the conservation and preservation of the residential character and amenities of its neighbourhood and encourages the development of community life in the area.

Two Bloomsday Events


‘The Gold Cup and the rank outsider’ by Senan Malony 16th June @ the Leeson Lounge, 8.30 pm

For a witty meditation on Joyce’s perennial championing of theunderdog, we hope you didn’t throw away your boaters! The event isdedicated to the memory of Joe Byrne, whose betting shop was anintegral part of 20th century life in the area. The shop’s signage on the façade of 142 upper Leeson Street still draws the punter’s eye, 100 years after it opened for business. Music and Song by Truly Divine.  


Dartmouth Sq: Tea Party 17th June from 3 to 5.30 pm 

A bring-your-own picnic party accompanied by parodies of the Cyclops episode of Ulysses by Cathal Stephens.Other artists to be confirmed with possibly even an open microphone.




We had an excellent attendance at our AGM on Weds 5 April 2017 at Litton Hall, Leeson Park.

Our two guest speakers were informative and inspiring: Frank McDonald, author, columnist and former Environment Editor of The Irish Times spoke on 'The Future of Dublin'.

and, Michael Noonan, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent, Dublin City Council City Council spoke about the Council's Tree Strategy.



Some useful links to Dublin City Council Services are under Local Info >>>



Read obituaries and tributes to past members here >>>


Our members are our lifesblood. Please consider becoming a member - or if you have been a member in the past, please do renew your subscription.

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Our latest Newsletter for Spring 2017 has been published. It is one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive publications to date, with articles on topics from Electric Cars to Dodder Wildlife plus ULSARA's position on the proposed developments at Grand Parade and Appian Way. And on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, we have a fascinating article about links between Dublin and the Bolsheviks and the role of people like William X O'Brien and Kathleen Lynn.


It's always interesting to see how the interests and issues occupying ULSARA have evolved - and remained constant - over the years.

Read Newsletters from the past here >>>

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Weekly Planning Lists

We are testing a RSS feed to Dublin City Council weekly planning lists.

In the meantime, click here for the weekly list for the ULSARA area >>>>