The RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 hosts amazing events every so often in relation to popular topics and Irish culture. It is one of Ireland’s staple, influential bodies that focus on promoting the well-being of the Irish population and supporting the Irish economy, landscape, careers and talent. This can range from supporting Irish farms and produce, ensuring there is a supportive system in place and backing careers in artistic fields, showcasing talent among Irish horses with the Dublin Horse Show and encouraging Irish entrepreneurship.
Events held at the RDS outside of the more serious topics include “The Wedding & Honeymoon Show” this offers visitors a chance to browse around various exhibitions to meet leading Irish professionals in the industry, topped off with a catwalk show of fabulous wedding dresses. Other events that take place at the RDS are based around Irish sport, food, drink, property, it’s endless!
Getting to the RDS from The Spencer
Only a 22 minute drive from The Spencer Hotel in Dublin, it really is a super location for your stay. Alternative routes of transport include the Dart (train) or bus. The RDS is serviced by bus routes number 4, 7, 5 and 45, which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on the Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College which is a 20 minute walk from the Spencer Hotel. You can travel to the RDS by Dart: Dublin DART service operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Travel southbound to Lansdowne or Sandymount stations. All Dart services leave from Connolly station, just a 5 minute walk from the Spencer Hotel Dublin.
The Spencer Hotel Dublin City is the closest city centre hotel to Dublin Airport via the Dublin Port Tunnel. We also provide an Airport Shuttle Bus for all hotel guests in association with Paddy Wagon tours. Please note that the bus will leave at specified times only.
It is very easily accessible and if you are visiting Dublin to attend the RDS, The Spencer gives you the opportunity to see other landmarks in the city on your way to or from the RDS in Dublin 4. You can see some of Dublin’s hottest spots. Venture via the River Liffey or go see Grafton Street and Merrion Square. Check out our special offers page, if you book your weekend at the Spencer, you can save 15% for a 3 night stay.
If you are exhibiting at the RDS or are unsure on whether to have an exhibit at it or not, their website can give you some pointers on why it might work for you. If you are staying in relation to a corporate visit, The Spencer Hotel in Dublin is a superb spot to unwind. You can chill in our relaxed open plan spaces by our magma fireplace on a snug, comfy sofa with a drink from The Spencer Cocktail Bar. Or enjoy a luxury, fine dining experience at East Restaurant for a taste of Asian fusion. We have some super light bites if you feel like having a taster of a few dishes or if you just want a light snack.
The RDS is definitely well worth a visit if you’re visiting Dublin to experience a bit of Irish culture or simply just to have a bit of craic at one of their shows or fairs!