At a Glance
Get to know the Neighbourhood
Ballsbridge is a lively, affluent, south central Dublin village. The famous three-arch stone bridge across the River Dodder still proclaims it as ‘Ball’s Bridge’ in recognition of the original owners of the bridge: the Ball family, well-known Dublin merchants in the 1500s and 1600s.
Today, the neighbourhood is one of Dublin’s most enviable addresses, with a wealth of fine dining, green space, and stunning period homes alongside wide, tree-lined streets. Ballsbridge is home to Herbert Park, spanning approximately 32 acres of greenery, playgrounds, walking paths, sports pitches and weekend markets. There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the area, including St Christopher’s Primary School, St Conleth’s College and Marian College. Although the heart of Ballsbridge is a short stroll from Dublin city centre, a number of bus routes and Dart stations serve the area for ease of access.
Ballsbridge is a Dublin hub for all things sport, culture and dining, with the RDS, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) headquarters and the Aviva Stadium all located in the neighbourhood, along with local culinary institutions such as The Girl and the Goose Restaurant and the Shelbourne Social. The area is known the world over, in part thanks to the historic homes that now make up the diplomatic residences of Dublin’s Embassy Belt as well as the inclusion of Ailesbury and Shrewsbury Roads on the Irish edition of Monopoly.
Ballsbridge is a historic Dublin neighbourhood, highly sought-after and prestigious, and with all of the amenities needed to create a rich, modern lifestyle at home.
- Aviva Stadium
- A short walk to Sandymount Strand
- Pleasant walk along the River Dodder
- Herbert Park
- Embassy Belt
- Short walk to St Stephen’s Green
- The RDS
- Lansdowne Road and Sandymount Stations - Howth/Greystones
- 4 – Harristown towards Monkstown Avenue
- 7 – Mountjoy Square to Brides Glen Luas Stop
- 7A – Mountjoy Square towards Loughlinstown
- 18 – Palmerstown to Sandymount
- 27X – UCD Belfield towards Clare Hall