RDS Dublin

Situated in nearby Ballsbridge, the RDS Arena sports stadium hosts a host of events.

Dublin Horse Show

The annual Failte Ireland Dublin Horse Show has been held at the RDS since 1868 and a Dublin institution. From the first Wednesday after the August Bank Holiday until the Sunday, the Horse Show is a major event in the equestrian calendar. Over the five days the show celebrating Irelands affinity with the horse with events from the best show horses to the best jumpers.


The RDS hosts the arena tours of many visiting international stars from rock, heavy metal and pop including Bruce Sprinsteen who has played a record 5 times since 1988.

Rugby Union

The RDS is home Leinster Rugby who play many of their Mangers League and Heineken Cup matches here. Larger matches are often moved to the nearby Aviva Stadium.

Conferences & Conventions

The Royal Dublin Society buildings are often used to hold congresses, conventions and conferences on every topic.

Getting to The RDS


The RDS is 2km walk from us in the Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge


Catch Dublin Bus routes 4, 5, 7 and 45 from Merrion Square to the RDS, the stop is outside the entrance to the Main Hall

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