27 Ballybough House

Herbert Simms, 1938 /
Poplar Row, Ballybough, Dublin 3
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Ballybough House is a four storey deck access flat block designed by the famous City Architect Herbert Simms, and built in 1838. It is a Protected Structure, and typical of many flat blocks in the city. Flats numbers 27 and 28 are being combined in order to demonstrate how all flats like the ones in Ballybough House could be improved, without changing anything about the building that is important to its history and to its character. The new flat will be to the same space standards as a new apartment. It will have one double bedroom and two single bedrooms, a large living and dining room, and a kitchen. It will be very well insulated, and will be heated with an electric heat pump instead of a gas boiler.

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Tours every 20mins from 10am to 12.40pm Pre-book only.  Accessibility Info
  • There is a short ramp to the entrance door, and the apartment itself is level access, however the footpaths within the complex are narrow and wouldn’t be Part M compliant. The main barrier is the width of the footpath into the complex, which could pose a challenge for a wheelchair user.
  • There are no toilets facilities on site.
  • There are accessible parking bays nearby on North Strand Road and Clonliffe Avenue.
  • There is nearby bicycle parking at the Ballybough Rd/Clonliffe Rd junction, outside the Ballybough Community Centre, and on North Strand Road
  • Stop 519 0n North Stand Road is two minutes’ walk, there are further stops on Ballybough Road.


  • Wheelchair Accessible.


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