Baggot Street is located just around the corner from the Mespil Hotel. The street has a few pubs/bars, restaurants and shops. On Baggot Street a bank and the local post office is also located. On Baggot Street you can also find several ATMs.
The bus stop to the city centre is located on Baggot Street and the buses run every 10-15 minutes during the day or if you prefer to walk, Baggot street will take you straight to St. Stephens Green and Dublin city centre, it’s a lovely 15 minute walk though Georgian Dublin.
Ballsbridge is a leafy suburb, located along the Grand Canal. The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) has it's grounds here, as does The Aviva Stadium. Many large companies have their hub here so the area is full of trendy shops, bars and restaurants. Once home to famous writer Brendan Behan, and poet Patrick Kavanagh, the suburb features local landmarks including a bust of Kavanagh and the famous 'Raglan Road' which featured in one of his most famous poems.
St. Stephen’s Green
Located only 15-20 minutes walk from the Mespil Hotel is Ireland's best known Victorian public park. St. Stephen's Green is a 9 hectare/22 acre park that has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding. The herbaceous border also provides colour from early spring to late autumn. Sanctuary from inclement weather can be obtained in the Victorian lakeside shelter or in the Victorian Swiss shelters in the center of the park.
Over 3.5 km of pathways are accessible for all users and the waterfall and Pulham rock work on the western side of the green are worth of a visit likewise the ornamental lake which provides a home for waterfowl and a garden for the visually impaired.
A number of sculptures are located throughout the park and the children's playground is a popular attraction of the park.
The Mespil Gourmet Food Market
Every Thursday come rain or shine the Mespil Market is open from 11am – 2.30pm all year round. Its located on the banks of the Grand Canal just opposite the Mespil Hotel entrance.