Hotel beside the RDS

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located only a 2-minute walk from 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, there are over 200 (link to car park page) parking spaces available in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. This car park is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Accommodation near the RDS

Due to its amazing location, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is the perfect location for those attending or exhibiting at the RDS. The hotel offers superb family rooms and executive rooms perfect for those attending the RDS. For any accommodation requests or enquiries please contact our reservations department (button to  [email protected] ) or book a room here ( link to room booking)

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Restaurants near the RDS

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located at only 400 metres from the RDS. The hotel offers a variety of dining outlets.

  • Red Bean Roastery – Serving the finest barista-style coffee and delicious home-baked treats, sandwiches and wraps. Grab a coffee to go or sit back and relax in our newly refurbished lounge
  • Grandstand Restaurant  – Our head chef Marcin and his team are very proud to introduce the newly opened Grandstand Bar & Restaurant at the newly refurbished 4-star hotel. Serving local and seasonal food and drink.
  • Grandstand Bar – Our Grandstand Bar is loved by local residents and corporate clientele alike, it has become a popular spot for pre and post-match celebrations.

For larger group bookings please contact [email protected]

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 have often hosted in the RDS as well as its pre-season games.

Upcoming events at the RDS

gradIreland Life: 06 February 2020

Pregnancy & Baby Fair Trade Show: 09-10 February 2020

Guinness PRO14 Leinster V Cheetahs: 15 February 2020 14:30

Robert Fisk, in Conversation with Conor O’Clery: 18 February 2020

Divine Mercy Apostolate: 21-23 February 2020

Hospitality Expo: 25-26 February 2020

RDS Library Speaker Series – John Pilkington: 26 February 2020

Guinness PRO14 Leinster V Glasgow: 28 February 2020 19:35

Party Like Gatsby: 29 February 2020

Facilities Management Ireland: 3-4 March 2020

EFP Perio Master Clinic 2020: 6-7 March 2020

Arc Fashion Show: 19 March 2020

A Place in the Sun: 21 – 22 March 2020

RDS Library Speaker Series – Dr Enzo Farinella: 25 March 2020

The Energy Show 2020: 01 – 02 April 2020

The PIESTS in Concert: 04 April 2020

Pregnancy & Baby Fair Trade Show: 04-05 April

Credit Union Schools Quiz: 05 April 2020

Guinness PRO14 Leinster V Zebre: 11 April 2020 17:15

RDS Library Speaker Series – John O’Connor: 24 April 2020

Guinness PRO14 Leinster V Blues: 15 May 2020 19:35

The Spring Ideal Home Show: 17-19 April 2020

Leinster V Cardiff Blues: 15 May 2020 19:35

Future Health Summit: 20 May 2020

Dublin Mind Body Experience: 22-24 May 2020

Twenty-One Pilots: 25 June 2020

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.


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Covid-19 Important Hotel Notice

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is temporarily closed.

Book online now for stays after 1st May 2020. We are available every day to answer your queries please call
(01) 668 1111 or email [email protected]