Hotel Adjacent RDS

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located next to the RDS arena. The hotel offers superb family rooms and executive rooms perfect for any attendees going to the RDS.


Hotel Parking

If you are visiting the RDS, parking is available in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge with 200 car parking spaces available. We encourage you to pre-book your parking when you stay at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.

Customers must  book a room from our official website to have  access to discounted parking spaces.


Moments Walk To RDS Arena

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located at only 400 metres from the RDS.

Just walk on Merrion Road towards the City Centre for less than 5 minutes to reach the RDS.


RDS Ballsbridge

Established in 1879, the RDS is one of the most historical and magnificent venues in Ireland.


The RDS is Ireland’s largest international conference, exhibition and events venue with over 22,000 sq. metres of floor space set on a 42 acre site. The historic venue is very easy to access and is on the main transport lines of the DART and Dublin Bus.

The RDS premises include the RDS Arena, RDS Simmonscourt and RDS Main Hall. The venue plays host to a vast array of concerts, sporting events, trade shows and conferences and is the home ground of Leinster Rugby. Leinster’s home matches in the Magner’s League and the Heineken Cup are often hosted in the RDS as well as its pre-season games.


Upcoming events at the RDS

  • 9-10/11 Insomnia Dublin
  • 10/11 “new to you Designer Fashion Sale” in aid of St. Michael’s house
  • 13/11 RDS library Speaker Series: Dr Sherra Murphy
  • 15/11 RDS Gold Medal Awards Lunch 2019
  • 15-17/11 Art Source
  • 16/11 Heineken Champions Cup Round 1 Leinster Rugby vs Bennetton Rugby
  • 17/11 International Charity Bazaar Dublin
  • 19-20/11 DataCentres Ireland
  • 19/11 RDS Library Speaker Series: John Bowman Curates, part 2
  • 22-25/11 Art Auction
  • 23-24/11 The Motorsport Show
  • 28-1/12 Taste of Dublin
  • 28/11 RDS Rising Stars Concert. Christopher Moriarty and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
  • 4-8/12 Gifted – the Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, Featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium
  • 4/1 Guinness PRO14 (Round 8) – Leinster Rugby V Ulster Rugby
  • 12/1 Heineken Champions Cup Round 5 Leinster Rugby V Lyon
  • 19-22/1 Showcase Ireland
  • 24-26/1 The holiday world Show
  • 3-4 February Iwish 2020
  • 6/2 Gradireland Live


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Dublin Horse Show

One of the most popular events held in the RDS is the Dublin Horse Show which has taken place every summer since 1868. This year the Dublin Horse Show will take place from the 7th – 11th August 2019. Over the years the Dublin Horse Show has developed into a high-profile national show jumping competition, international show jumping competition and a major event in Irish entertainment.


RDS Dublin

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


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