How Ballsbridge got its groove back

As other city ‘villages’ brace themselves for a huge wave of development, the D4 borough’s rebirth as a vibrant local community shows there is light at the end of the tunnel

7th April, 2019
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An aerial shot of the suburb Pic: Fennells

With a building- boom battle ongoing in Donnybrook village and its residents fearing a loss of their sense of community, our attention turns to the neighbouring Dublin 4 borough of Ballsbridge.

An 18th-century settlement and once part of the estate of the Earl of Pembroke, this affluent hamlet at the heart of the capital’s embassy belt is coming out the other side of a transformative wave of construction and is actively reviving its village identity through...

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