Address: 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. Since its inception in 1731, the Royal Dublin Society has grown from a small gathering of visionaries into one of Ireland's most influential bodies. Each Foundation activity benefits from the input of a dedicated Committee of RDS Members, whose objectives are to promote excellence, to encourage development and to advance awareness in a particular field. Still a Society of Members who are integral to the continued success and development of the Foundation areas, the RDS is now also home to a prestigious Members' Club.
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.
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.
If you are looking for accommodation near the RDS Ballsbridge, The George Frederic Handel Hotel is located just 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).
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