Our Neighbourhood

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Our Neighbourhood

Ballsbridge

InterContinental Dublin is located in one of Dublin’s most sought-after areas, the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, just to the south of the city centre. It is right beside the Royal Dublin Society, near to the wonderful Herbert Park and just a short walk away from the picturesque village of Sandymount with its long beach and promenade.

Dominated by tree-lined avenues and beautiful Victorian redbrick houses, Dublin 4 is home to embassies, award-winning restaurants and wonderful coffee shops.

If you and your family want to get out and about, wander over to Herbert Park, enjoy a stroll on Sandymount Strand or walk the Great South Wall Pier out to Poolbeg Lighthouse, a favourite pastime of Dubliners. There is also an organised Ballsbridge Walking Tour where you will see and hear first-hand about this famous, historic suburb.

Just ask us at Reception and we will be happy to recommend things to do and see.

Ballsbridge is also close to the city centre with all of Dublin’s top attractions either a walk or a short drive away. There are always taxis available and we are close to Dublin’s suburban Dart trains and a number of buses, so getting around is very easy.

Whether you want to take in the city or simply wander through our beautiful neighbourhood, InterContinental Dublin is in the ideal location.

History of Ballsbridge

Named for the Ball family of merchants that traded in the 16th and 17th century, Ballsbridge emerged from the marsh and mud flats of the Dodder valley and by the 1700s had a working cotton printer, paper mill and gun powder factory. At the turn of the 19th century, it had become a stopping point in and out of Dublin city and in 1816, the area was bequeathed to the 11th Earl of Pembroke and became known as the Pembroke Estate. The Earl sought to turn the estate into an inner city suburb that would attract local gentry, merchants and professionals and began leasing parts of it to institutions and industry. In 1806, Trinity College developed the Botanic Gardens in the area for the use of staff and students, and in 1827, the Beggar’s Bush army barracks, established and used as a recruiting depot by the British army.

You do not need to forget your running/jogging routine while staying with us. Download our Jogging Map, where we have highlighted two running routes throughout our surrounding neighbourhood.

Download our jogging map

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