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Ballybough, Co. Dublin

Ballybough is an inner city district of north east Dublin city, Ireland. Situated north of the Summerhill Parade /N.C.R. intersection to Drumcondra and east of the that N.C.R. to the River Tolka at Fairview, adjacent areas include the North Strand and Clonliffe. The term Bailebough in Irish is derived from the 'Baile' Town and 'Bocht' meaning 'poor'. Prior to its urbanization in the late nineteenth century, Ballybough was known as Mud Island, owing to its proximity to the mud flats that now form Fairview and environs. In 2013, Dublin City Councillor Nial Ring started a controversial campaign to change the official Irish name from Baile Bocht to Baile Bog, on the grounds that 'Poor Town' was insulting to the residents. A counter-campaign was started by some Irish-speaking residents.

There is an old Jewish Cemetery, Ballybough Cemetery on Fairview Strand near Ballybough Bridge.[citation needed]

In the distant past, this was a district that attracted characters of ill-repute, drunks, prostitutes and pirates. It was here that the authorities designated an area of burial known colloquially as 'the Suicide Plot' from which Bram Stoker derived the idea of the cross for his novel 'Dracula,' the cross being the junction of Clonliffe Road and Ballybough Road.[citation needed] Sadly, this site now hosts two large advertising billboards which local residents are trying to have removed.[citation needed]

During the land reclamation project of the 19th century, Mud Island was also known, interchangeably, as Friend's Field or French Field, before it became known by its current name. The village of Ballybough traces its origins to a series of small dwellings known as Ballybough Cottages, which were later demolished to make way for the Dublin Corporation housing project known as Ballybough House.

The area was home to such famous people such as Luke Kelly of The Dubliners folk group for whom Ballybough Bridge over the River Tolka is named. The film director Jim Sheridan is also from the area. Curtis Flemming from Tolka Road played International football for Ireland as did Paddy Moore from Clonliffe Avenue.[citation needed]

Close by at Jones's Road is Croke Park, the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association. This sports stadium is among the most modern in Europe with a capacity of 83,000. In addition to hurling and gaelic football it is also used as a rock concert venue. It is here that U2 has played to some of its largest audiences. The stadium was also the venue where world boxing champion Muhammad Ali defeated 'Al Blue' Lewis in a non-title fight in 1972.
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Bus to Ballybough

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Ballybough:
    • 11:
      • Blackthorn Avenue - St. Pappin's Green
      • St. Pappin's Green - Blackthorn Avenue
    • 122:
      • Ashington Gardens - Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
      • Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children - Ashington Gardens
    • 123:
      • Ard Scoil Ris - Walkinstown Road
      • Walkinstown Road - Ard Scoil Ris
    • 130:
      • Cemetery - National Lottery
      • National Lottery - Cemetery
    • 13:
      • Bus Garage - Nangor Rd.
      • Nangor Rd. - Bus Garage
    • 14:
      • Castle View - Kilmore Road
      • Kilmore Road - Castle View
    • 14C:
      • Castle View - Liberty Hall
      • Kilmore Road - D'Olier Street Junction Burgh Quay (Stop
    • 15:
      • Hunter's Avenue - Main Street
      • Main Street - Hunter's Avenue
    • 16:
      • Kingston - Terminals 1 and 2
      • Terminals 1 and 2 - Kingston
    • 16C:
      • Kingston - St. Martin's Chapel
      • Terminals 1 and 2 - Cathedral Street
    • 1:
      • Shanard Avenue - Simmonscourt View
      • Simmonscourt View - Shanard Avenue
    • 27:
      • Grange Road - Jobstown House
      • Jobstown House - Grange Road
    • 27A:
      • Liberty Hall - Malahide Road
      • Malahide Road - Liberty Hall
    • 27B:
      • Bus Garage - Liberty Hall
      • Liberty Hall - Bus Garage
    • 29A:
      • National Lottery - Willie Nolan Road
      • Willie Nolan Road - National Lottery
    • 31:
      • Gardiner Street - Binn Eadair View
      • Howth Summit - Gardiner Street
    • 31A:
      • Gardiner Street - Sutton Castle
      • Sutton Castle - Gardiner Street
    • 31B:
      • DART Station - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Howth Summit
    • 32:
      • Gardiner Street - Garda Station
      • St. James's Terrace - Gardiner Street
    • 33:
      • National Lottery - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - National Lottery
    • 40:
      • Liffey Valley Shop Cen - Mellowes Park
      • Mellowes Park - Liffey Valley Shop Cen
    • 40B:
      • Junction Parnell Place (Stop PU) - River Meade Avenue
      • River Meade Avenue - Junction Parnell Place (Stop PU)
    • 40D:
      • Hollystown Roundabout - Junction Parnell Place (Stop PU)
      • Junction Parnell Place (Stop PU) - Hollystown Roundabout
    • 41:
      • National Lottery - Sports Ground
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41A:
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41B:
      • National Lottery - Rolestown Cottages
      • Rolestown Cottages - National Lottery
    • 41C:
      • National Lottery - Sports Ground
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41X:
      • Sports Ground - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Sports Ground
    • 42:
      • Gardiner Street - Wendell Avenue
      • Wendell Avenue - Gardiner Street
    • 43:
      • Applewood Avenue - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Applewood Avenue
    • 44:
      • The Helix - Town Hall
      • Town Hall - The Helix
    • 46A:
      • De Vesci Terrace - Phoenix Pk Gate
      • Phoenix Pk Gate - De Vesci Terrace
    • 46E:
      • DART Station - Gardiner Place
    • 53:
      • Alexandra Road Irish Ferries Terminal - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Alexandra Road Irish Ferries Terminal
    • 7:
      • Gardiner Place - Loughlinstown Wood
      • Loughlinstown Wood - Gardiner Place
    • 7B:
      • Gardiner Place - Shanganagh Road
      • Shanganagh Road - Gardiner Place
    • 7D:
      • Church Road - Gardiner Place
      • Gardiner Place - Church Road
    • 8:
      • Church Road - Gardiner Place
      • Gardiner Place - Church Road
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Ballybough:
    • 29N:
      • Warrenhouse Road
    • 31N:
      • Howth Train Station
    • 33N:
      • Church
    • 41N:
      • Portrane
    • 42N:
      • Strand Road
  • Bus routes operated by Express Bus:
    • 836:
      • Blanchardstown Corporate Park
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 101:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Talbot Street)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 103:
      • Dublin (Beresford Place) - Ratoath (Steeplechase)
      • Fairyhouse Cross (Southbound) - Dublin (Beresford Place)
    • 103X:
      • Dublin (Beresford Place) - Ratoath (Opp Steeplechase)
    • 105:
      • Ashbourne (AIB) - Dublin (Beresford Place)
      • Dublin (Beresford Place) - Ashbourne (AIB)
    • 107:
      • Kells - Dublin (Belfield)
      • Navan (Market Square) - Navan (Mercy Convent)
  • Bus routes operated by Collins Coaches:
    • 980:
      • Abbey Street Lower Dublin
      • Nassau Street Dublin

Self-Catering Accommodation in Ballybough

Dublin City Hidden Gem Dublin City Hidden Gem

34 Spring garden street, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Dublin City Hidden Gem is set in Dublin, 600 metres from Croke Park Stadium. Convention Centre Dublin is 1.3 km from the property. All units have a seating and dining area.

Super Central Dublin Apartments Super Central Dublin Apartments

48 Charleville Avenue, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Located in Dublin, Super Central Dublin Apartments features free WiFi, a garden and sun terrace. Croke Park Stadium is 500 metres from the property. Featuring a terrace, all units have a seating and dining area.

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