Ballybrack (Irish: An Baile Breac, meaning "the speckled townland") is a residential suburb of Dublin on its Southside, located in the Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. It is south of Killiney and northeast of Loughlinstown.


An Baile Breac
Ballybrack Village
Location in Dublin
Ballybrack (Ireland)
Coordinates: 53.2531°N 6.124466°W / 53.2531; -6.124466
CountyDún Laoghaire–Rathdown
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing key
Telephone area code+353(0)1


Ballybrack has a post office, a newsagent, a petrol station, two public houses, two barber shops, a café, a pizza restaurant, a dry cleaners and a shopping centre. There are also two Roman Catholic churches in the area.


The area is well served by a number of different transport links,[1] with Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland running a number of services from the city centre and Dun Laoghaire town centre which serve the locality. Killiney DART station (originally Killiney and Ballybrack station until 1921) is a 12-minute walk from the village and the Luas Green line stop at Cherrywood is a 20-minute walk, and both of which serve the city and a number of southside suburbs.

The N11 primary route and the M50 orbital motorway both have exits close to Ballybrack.


Local schools include St. John's, Scoil Cholmcille and Our Lady of Good Counsel, while the local Gaelscoil is Gaelscoil Phádraig, which continues to grow year-on-year from a modest start in 1995.


Ballybrack is home to both Foxrock–Cabinteely GAA club and Ballybrack FC soccer club.

In 2005 Foxrock Girls and the ladies section of St Francis Gaels GAA club merged to form a new club offering a more complete programme of football for all age groups in their catchment area. They are now based at the grounds previously occupied by Cabinteely GAA Club at Kilbogget Park between Cabinteely and Ballybrack. The club has so far won at underage level the All-Ireland Division 1 Féile for U14's in 2005, All-Ireland U14 7s in the same year and numerous Dublin Leagues and Championships. The adult team have won the 2007 VHI All-Ireland Junior Championship, 2007 All-Ireland Junior 7s Shield and in 2008 were Dublin Intermediate League and Championship winners.[2]

Ballybrack Football Club was formerly known as KBL FC – Killiney, Ballybrack & Loughlinstown. KBL was founded in 1972 however Ballybrack FC was officially formed in 1975. At present Ballybrack has 13 teams competing in both the Dublin and District Schoolboys League and the South Dublin Football League. The soccer club provides football for boys and girls at all levels of ability. Catering for all children aged between seven and 18 years in the areas of Ballybrack, Cabinteely and Shankill. Football matches are played in Coolevin on Saturdays and Sundays. The football club is open five nights a week and at the weekends providing recreation and leisure activities. The soccer clubs' membership exceeds 300 children. Approximately one third comprise the Ballybrack Tigers, catering for the children of 5 to 7 years old. Every year the club plays host to a mini World Cup tournament for all children of the local community. Ballybrack fc also has an under 21s and a senior team competing in both the Leinster Football League and the Leinster Senior League. The Seniors won the Tom Cullen Cup and came R\UP in their league in 2013, with the u\21s coming R\UP in the LFL Development cup in 2013, both teams in their first seasons. The club also has a full size state of the art FIFA approved all-weather pitch.

The area is also home to the Borough Boxing Club.

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