Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin
Ballsbridge is a suburb of Dublin and is named for the bridge spanning the River Dodder on the South side of the city. The sign on the bridge still proclaims it as "Ball's Bridge" in recognition of the fact that the original bridge in this location was built and owned by a Mr. Ball!
The bridge itself forms the centre of the Ballsbridge suburb which extends northwards towards the Grand Canal along Northumberland Road and Shelbourne Road, extends southwards along the Merrion Road towards Merrion and along Anglesea Road towards Donnybrook, and westwards to encompass the area around Pembroke Road, Clyde Road, Elgin Road, and Herbert Park. The park also forms part of Ballsbridge's nebulous border with Donnybrook.
The RDS has its grounds here, and the IRFU's Lansdowne Road Aviva Stadium headquarters, is on the boundary between Ballsbridge and Irishtown. AIB also has its corporate headquarters in Ballsbridge. The bulk of Dublin's embassies and many diplomatic residences are located in the southern part of Ballsbridge on and around Ailesbury Road.
Ailesbury Road, along with adjacent Shrewsbury Road comprise the blue (most expensive) properties in the Dublin edition of the board-game Monopoly.
Ballsbridge was once part of the Pembroke Township, hence the name Pembroke Road.
For details on businesses in the Ballsbridge area and surrounds, click here.
For details on embassies in the Ballsbridge area and surrounds, click here.