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RDS Main Hall on Merrion Road

Hotels near the RDS

The RDS hosts a range of events, exhibitions, concerts and sporting events each year. Clayton Hotels has a selection of Dublin based hotels which and are perfectly located to facilitate your next trip to the RDS.

The RDS (also known as the Royal Dublin Society) is a premium event venue located in Ballsbridge in Dublin 4. It has been in the heart of Dublin’s events for over 280 years and helps in the promotion and development of areas around agriculture, arts, industry and science in Ireland.

Each year the RDS plays host to a range of industry exhibitions and events including BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, the Over 50s show, the Dublin Horse Show and much more, which sees visitors both locally, nationally and internationally descend on the grounds. The RDS is also a premium festival and concert venue with some well known international acts playing there each year. Some of the bigger names include Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and U2.

Not only is it a premium events venue, but it also is the home of Leinster Rugby with many Guinness Pro 12 and Heineken Cup matches taking place yearly. Each year the Leinster Schools final is played here.

The RDS is ideally located in the heart of Ballsbridge with easy access to the DART station as well as many bus routes. It is also a 20 minute walk into Stephen’s Green in the heart of the city centre.

Clayton Hotels has 4 Dublin hotels that are conveniently located near the RDS. Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a 3 minute walk to the main entrance of the RDS and offers secure, underground parking to guests. Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is located in Grand Canal Dock which is a short 10-15 minute drive to the event venue. It is also services by the DART station which will bring you to the heart of Ballsbridge. Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is located just 7 minutes from Dublin Airport and provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from terminals 24 hours a day. From the terminal, you can take the Aircoach into the city which stops close to the RDS in Ballsbridge. Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is a 20 minute drive from the RDS with many bus routes servicing the Ballsbridge area.


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