Ballsbridge Dublin 4 is in one of the most prestigious post codes in the city and is home to many of Dublin’s embassies and diplomatic residences. It also features the 32-acre Herbert Park.
It’s not difficult to see why the rich and powerful come to Ballsbridge. Originally developed in Victorian times, the streets are wide and tree lined and houses are set back in vast private grounds. Of all Dublin areas, Ballsbridge has the most ‘private’ feel. Yet, despite the space and tranquility, Ballsbridge is only minutes away from the city centre.
Nowhere else in Dublin will you find such a concentration of rugby clubs either. Wanderers Rugby Club was founded in 1870 by an ex-Dublin University player. Today, Ballsbridge and nearby Donnybrook are home to half a dozen active rugby clubs. Apart from the Wanderers you’ll find Old Belvedere, Lansdowne, Old Wesley, Leinster Rugby Club and the Bective Rangers. The world famous AVIVA Stadium is also in Ballsbridge and hosts international matches throughout the year.
The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in Ballsbridge is one of the city’s largest conference and exhibition centres, and is just a short walk from Sandymount Hotel.
As well as the many exhibitions, conventions, concerts and shows held at the RDS, the RDS is home to events like the world famous Dublin International Horse Show, Christmas on Ice and Holiday World.
Ballsbridge village is perfect for an evening out, offering a diverse range of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from. Pubs here include Paddy Cullen’s, Crowe’s, Mary Mac’s and Bellamy’s, all of which serve pub food throughout the day. Popular restaurants in Ballsbridge are Roly’s Bistro, The Lobster Pot and the picturesque Bella Cuba.
The exclusive area of Ballsbridge is just a few minutes walk from Sandymount Hotel. Sandymount Hotel is a family run business since 1955 and is renowned for traditional Irish hospitality.