Please note the RDS is currently closed in response to Covid-19 and based on the latest Irish Government directive. For the most up to date information regarding reopening dates and opening hours click here.
The RDS is one of the best-known event venues in Ireland and is steeped in history being over 300 years old. Throughout the year the venue hosts a huge array of events with the famous being the Dublin Horse Show that takes place every August. The RDS is home to the Leinster rugby team and matches take place in the stadium throughout the year, with the Guinness Pro 14 currently taking place.
Concerts generally take place throughout the summer with Post Malone, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi and Fleetwood Mac all having performed there during the summer months. The Nightmare Realm runs for the month of October and is a must for Halloween fanatics, be prepared to be scared. Taste of Dublin is running a festive edition in the RDS this year and is the perfect start to your Christmas season. A number of conferences also take place there throughout the year.
The Beacon hotel is just a 16-minute drive from the RDS, making it the perfect base whether you are attending an exhibition, concert or event.