Situated in nearby Ballsbridge, the >RDS (Royal Dublin Society) hosts a huge variety of events.

Dublin Horse Show

The annual Failte Ireland >Dublin Horse Show has been held at the RDS since 1868 and is a Dublin institution. From the first Wednesday after the August Bank Holiday until the Sunday, the Horse Show is a major event in the equestrian calendar. Over the five days the show celebrates with events from the best show horses to the best jumpers.


The RDS hosts the arena tours of many visiting international stars from rock, heavy metal and pop including Bruce Springsteen who has played a record 11 times since 1988.

Conferences & Conventions

The Royal Dublin Society buildings are often used to hold congresses, conventions and conferences on every topic.

Getting to The RDS

(Our sister location, PREMIER SUITES PLUS Dublin Ballsbridge is a 2 minute stroll from the RDS.)


The RDS is 2km walk from PREMIER SUITES PLUS Dublin Leeson Street in the Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge


Catch Dublin Bus routes 4, 5, 7 and 45 from Merrion Square to the RDS, the stop is outside the entrance to the Main Hall