RDS How to find us
The RDS Ballsbridge Dublin 4 The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) is home to the Leinster Rugby’s home matches and is situated in the heart of Dublin in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. It is located on a 42-acre site between The InterContinental Hotel and Herbert Park on Merrion Road.
Outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres then turn right following the signposts for the R118. Follow the R118 (also locally known Mount Street; turns into Merrion Road) for approximately 2km. The RDS Showgrounds will be situated on the right hand side.
Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) service also operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Travel southbound to Lansdowne or Sandymount stations.
The RDS Showground is serviced by bus routes number 7, 5 and 45, which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College.
Parking is configured at the RDS according to the location, timing and nature of the event. It is recommended to call to check parking arrangements for the event you are attending. There are three main entrances/parking areas at the RDS: Merrion Road, Simmonscourt Rd and Anglesea Road. Merrion Road car park is open year-round from 9.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. A flat fee is charged for the first three hours after which time an hourly rate is applied. Hours are extended for events. Simmonscourt and Anglesea Road car parks are open for particular events. A flat fee is charged upon entry. Parking is available on a first come basis. For more information, please telephone +353 1 668 0866 (during regular office hours).