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 Church is located on Ballygall Road East and 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 Taxi from Dublin City Centre will cost about €10.
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. Ballygall lies between the villages of Finglas and Glasnevin and the huge suburban district,of Ballymun.