Ballsbridge is a lively, affluent South Central village where embassies and offices sit alongside upscale boutiques and bistros. On Baggot Street, buzzing pubs host live bands and fill up with fans when there’s rugby, soccer, or a big concert at nearby Aviva Stadium. The RDS Arena also holds major sporting and music events. Leafy paths line the River Dodder, and there’s a trail of native trees through Herbert Park.

Attractions and Hotels

The RDS – Home of Leinster Rugby and The Horse Show
Aviva Stadium
Herbert Park Hotel
Ballsbridge Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel (previously Four Seasons)
Clayton Hotel