Co. Dublin A Stroll around Ballsbridge

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The Bridge 1859

13 Ballsbridge Terrace

The open space adjacent to The Bridge pub.

D04 C7K6 Dublin

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A Stroll around Ballsbridge

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Gabrielle McKeown will bring you on a stroll through Ballsbridge, looking at its story through its broad and leafy streets, its notable buildings, both old and new, Herbert Park, the site of the International Exhibition of 1907, and where it all started Ball’s bridge.

The tour will start on the banks of the River Dodder, looking at the history of the bridge its important location between the city and the freight port of Dalkey. From this we walk into Herbert Park, where the Earl of Pembroke gifted the land to the Pembroke Urban District Council on the coming of age of his son the Rt Hon Sydney Herbert in 1903.

We will walk along parts of Clyde, Elgin and Raglan rds, a leafy and spacious residential area taking in St Bartholomew’s Church, and the ‘new’ architecture of the United States embassy.

Once on the Merrion and Angelsea rds we see important civic buildings such as the Pembroke Library, …the last of the Carnegie libraries built in Dublin…. the old Pembroke Town Hall now the City of Dublin Education and Training Board,… the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) grounds,the Masonic school for female orphans now the Clayton hotel, and take a short diversion up Shrewsbury Rd with its gracious and elegant dwellings.

The tour will take about 90 mins, it is all on pavements and paths but walking shoes will be more comfortable.

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The Bridge 1859

13 Ballsbridge Terrace

The open space adjacent to The Bridge pub.

D04 C7K6 Dublin

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