Ballymun was an estate of 36 residential flats built from 1966-1967 in the north of Dublin. The typology of the tower (15, 8 and 4 storeys high) was unusual for Ireland and proved not to be popular. The are became known for its social problems and crime and for the many horses that were kept in and around the flats. Demolition started in 2004. The area is now being transformed.