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Living the dream – rooms to rent in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

RoomFrom 7 March 2025

Bedroom 3 with double bed

Let’s not beat about the bush – Dublin 4 is about as exclusive as it gets in Dublin.

Dublin 4 is of the most sought-after places to live

If you’re searching through apartments to rent in Ballsbridge, you’ll be looking at some of the most-desired property in the whole city. An area that once boasted some of the most expensive property on the planet, let alone Ireland. Stretching from Dublin Bay toward the Grand Canal, and down to the University College Dublin campus, Dublin 4 is beautifully located, superbly connected and offers some spectacular properties. There’s a wide variety here too, so if you’re after a room, a flat or even a house to rent in Dublin, there should be something for you.

You certainly wouldn’t lack for illustrious neighbours either. The Aviva Stadium stands proudly in Dublin 4, as do many embassies and diplomatic residences, most notably the iconic, cylindrical American Embassy. Whether it’s one of the seafront places facing Sandymount Strand, made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses, or a Victorian house in Ballsbridge, if you’re going to find a room to rent in Dublin 4, you’re going to need a bit of help.

Ballsbridge, inspiration to great writers

If you’re after an apartment or room to rent near Ballsbridge, you’ll be following in the footsteps of some literary greats who placed it centrally in their writings. Joyce, Brendan Behan and Patrick Kavanagh lived here, and Kavanagh’s famous poem On Raglan Road was inspired by a love affair which started on that street. Need somewhere peaceful to relax while you wait for the muse to take you? The 32 green acres of Herbert Park should do just the job.

The area has become known simply as D4, itself a shorthand term for Dublin’s upper-middle class. And it’s no wonder, as there are plenty of contemporary reasons to choose it. Apartments or houses to rent in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 will place you close to public transport pretty much wherever you are. The DART train passes through the area, taking you from Sandymount station to the heart of Dublin in under twenty minutes. Buses will get you right into the middle of town in half an hour, if you don’t fancy the train. So, how to rent a room in Dublin, especially Dublin 4, when everybody wants to be there?

Spotahome’s properties to rent in Ballsbridge are a good place to start.

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