The RDS Ballsbridge
Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge is the Irish International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The RDS is Ireland’s premier venue for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and sporting events.
If you are looking for accommodation near the RDS Ballsbridge the Portobello Hotel is located approx 10 minutes drive from the venue. The RDS has parking available on site for up to 2,000 vehicles. You can also take the #7 Dublin Bus from O’Connell Street, which will bring you right to the doors of the RDS. You can connect to the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) directly from Connolly station to Ballsbridge (Sandymount DART Station).
Sporting events have always been an integral part of the RDS activities. The Main Arena is home to Leinster Rugby. The RDS is most famously known as the venue for the International Show Jumping competitions during the world renowned Dublin Horse Show in August of each year.
The RDS has a long history of entertaining the people of Ireland as a host to a variety of live indoor/outdoor concerts including some of the biggest names in rock, pop and classical music.
Location of the RDS Ballsbridge