Ballsbridge

Ballsbridge, Dublin.

The American Embassy, Ballsbridge

The American Embassy was built in 1964. Its round shape was to remind people of the old Celtic ring forts which can be found all over Ireland.

Pembroke Town Hall, Ballsbridge

Pembroke Town Hall was built in 1880 as the offices of the fifteen town commissioners. The commissioners governed and provided services for the Pembroke Township from 1863-1930 and were elected by local wealthy landowners of the time. Pembroke Township included Ballsbridge, Ringsend, Irishtown, Donnybrook and Sandymount.

Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge

In 1731 a man called Thomas Prior formed a group called the Dublin Society to try to help farming and industry in Ireland. From 1815 until 1923 the RDS was situated in Leinster House, which currently houses the Dáil. In 1923 Leinster House was sold to the Government and the RDS moved to its current location in Ballsbridge

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