The RDS is located in Dublin’s most exclusive address, Ballsbridge which is located in Dublin city. The Morgan deluxe boutique hotel is centrally located in the Temple Bar area and is easily accessible to all major venues in Dublin including the RDS. The Morgan is a well-established hotel with designer bedrooms and an energetic funky bar, The Morgan Bar making it the perfect accomodation choice for shows at the RDS.
The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) was founded in 1931 with the idea of promoting and developing agriculture, arts, industry, and science in Ireland. This small society then grew where the RDS had to relocate to a larger venue and grounds to be able to cater for the increasing number of attendees. The RDS would be well known for hosting show jumping with the first show being held in 1926, Aga Khan. The Aga Han Trophy has since become the most prestigious horse show in the horse jumping culture, attracting contesters and spectators from all over the world. The historic arena has a capacity of up to 7,000.
Additional to hosting show jumping, the large arena hosts other major events such as exhibitions, concerts and cultural in Dublin. Each year the RDS hosts the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, The Meteor Awards in February 2008, concerts such as The Smashing Pumpkins and My Chemical Romance and two Eurovision Song Contents. The “Boss” Bruce Springsteen has played there an astonishing 11 times! Other such famous musicians to play at The RDS were Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, and much more.
There is a variety of events exhibitions and concerts taking place every year, click here to view what’s on and be sure to book your tickets before it’s too late!
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 5-minute walk from The Morgan Hotel alternatively a taxi will transfer you from The Morgan Hotel to the RDS in less than 20 minutes depending on concert traffic.
Our receptionists will be delighted to provide you with the best route to the RDS from the Morgan, when checking in be sure to ask for directions. If attending an event or concert in the RDS please make sure to give yourself enough time to get to the arena as there may be heavy traffic for popular events.
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