The RDS


Conference and exhibition centre, showground, sports ground, meeting centre and event venue, the RDS hosts a myriad of events throughout the year.

The RDS is a multipurpose venue that hosts a wide array of events year round including the Dublin Horse Show each summer and the Heineken Cup-winning Leinster Rugby team home matches.

Hotel Near RDS

The Royal Dublin Society grounds are less than 2km from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road. There are several entrances and venues with the RDS, concierge will be delighted to give you directions to help you easily reach your event in plenty of time.

Hotel within Walking Distance of the RDS

  • Walk south along Upper Leeson Street.
  • After 350m, at the first main junction veer left onto Wellington Place.
  • Continue straight along this street for approx. 1km (turns into Clyde Road).
  • Turn right onto Elgin Road.
  • You will reach Merrion Road after just 140m and the RDS is 200m on your right.
  • Alternatively a stroll through Herbert Park is a lovely start to your day.

10 Minutes in a Taxi

Depending on traffic, a typical taxi journey from the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road to the RDS takes less than 10 minutes, costing €10.

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RDS Dublin

Conference and exhibition centre, showground, sports ground, meeting centre and event venue, the RDS hosts a myriad of events throughout the year.

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

In the heart of Dublin 4 with excellent transport links.

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Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Just 30 min from the Airport and a stone’s throw from St Stephens Green and Trinity College Dublin.

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Clayton Hotel Charlemont

On the banks of the Grand Canal, 10 minutes stroll from St Stephens Green.

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Next to Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin’s docklands.

RDS Dublin


Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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