Where is Ballygall?
Ballygall lies between the villages of Finglas and Glasnevin and Ballymun.
To get to us
From GPO, O Connell Street.
Head north on O’Connell Street Lower toward Earl St North. Turn left onto Parnell St.
Turn right onto Parnell Square West. Continue onto Granby Row and cross Dorset St onto St Mary’s Place North/R135. Keep left to stay on St Mary’s Pl N/R135. Turn left onto Western Way/R135.
Turn right onto Phibsborough Rd/R108/R135. Keep right to continue on Prospect Ave/R108/R135. Turn left onto Botanic Rd/R108. Continue onto Griffith Ave/R102.
Turn right onto Ballygall Rd East and Church will be on your right after Texaco garage.
From North using M50:
At junction 4, exit onto R108 toward Ballymun, Turn right onto Glasnevin Ave/R103, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Beneavin Drive, Continue onto Ballygall Rd East and Church will be on your left after St Kevin’s Secondary School.
From South using M50:
At junction 5, exit following signs for Finglas. Continue onto North Rd/R135, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Finglas Rd/R135. Take the R103 ramp to Finglas/Cappagh/Dublin Port. Turn left onto Seamus Ennis Rd/R103. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Beneavin Drive. Continue onto Ballygall Rd East and Church will be on your left after St Kevin’s Secondary School.
Ballygall Church is located on Ballygall Road East which is serviced by the 9 and 83 Bus Routes directly, and the 4/4a, 11/ 11a/b/c, 13/13a and 9 Buses are all about a 10 minute walk away down St. Canices Road if you depart the Bus at the Topaz Petrol Station on the Ballymun Road.
A little bit of history
Ballygall is a suburb approximately 4 miles north of Dublin City Centre. There are many well known landmarks in and around Ballygall including the Botanic Gardens, the Met Office, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dunsink Observatory and many more.
Ballygall is derived from the Irish Baile na nGall, meaning Town of the Foreigners. The name comes from the old pathway from the Tolka river uphill to Finglas, where there was an early monastic settlement, so the route may have been in use as early as the fifth century AD. The route of the ancient roadway is thought to be similar to the existing route to Finglas via Ballygall Road East, Beneavin Road and Ballygall Road West.
Ballygall lies within the southern part of ancient Fingal, although the modern county of the same name has its southern boundary a bit further north.