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Why Ballymun?

Land Provision

The Local Area Plan for Ballymun makes provision for a City Farm in the area.

There are approximately 130 acres of available land in the immediate area under the ownership of DCC.

M50 Access

Ballymun is located immediately adjacent to the M50.

Future Metro Line

It is on the proposed Metro North line.


The number 13 bus route connects Ballymun, Drumcondra, City Centre, James’s Hospital, Inchicore, Clondalkin, Grange Castle.

The number 4 bus route connects Ballymun, Phibsboro, City Centre, Pembroke Road, Blackrock, Monkstown Avenue.

The number 17a route connects Blanchardstown, Finglas, Ballymun and Killbarrack.

The number 220 route connects Blanchardstown, Finglas, Ballymun and DCU.

The number 155 route connects Ballymun (IKEA), DCU, Phibsborough, City Centre, Donnybrook, UCD, Stillorgan Rd., Cabinteely, Shankill and Bray.


There are two hotels in Ballymun.

Near the City centre & Dublin Airport

In excess of 25,000 vehicles travel to and from the city centre via Ballymun each day

Ballymun is close to Dublin airport and Dublin City centre.

Other attractions and educational facilities in the local area include -

  • The Rediscovery Centre - the National Centre for the Circular Economy, is in Ballymun.

  • The National Botanic Gardens and the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are nearby and the Rediscovery Centre is located in Ballymun. This presents an opportunity to establish a visitor/tourist hub in the area to include the City Farm.

  • The Axis Theatre is in Ballymun.

  • Ballymun is adjacent to Dublin City University and has excellent transport links to DIT Blanchardstown.

  • The proposed Santry River Greenway will also contribute to the potential for a visitor hub in the area by drawing in additional visitors/tourists.

  • The Ballymun Local Area Plan identifies the two key drivers of economic regeneration in Ballymun as the Environmental and Arts sectors.

Support this great initiative for the community of Ballymun

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