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The RDS arena is owned by the Royal Dublin Society and operates as a multi-purpose venue for music, sport and events. The venue engulfs an impressive 280 years of Irish event history with a capacity of 38,000. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe – located in Ballsbridge, close to Dublin city centre! It is splendidly located in close proximity to the Dart station and Dublin Bus routes 4, 7, 7A, 18, 27x and many other bus routes located nearby.

The RDS introduces many sporting events such as football, rugby, tennis, show jumping and wrestling, and since being reconstructed in 2007, is officially titled a world-class stadium. Past events include the Dublin Horse Show, Special Olympics, FAI Cup Final, European Cup Rugby and Celtic Cup Rugby.

The RDS contains four different concert halls for events to take place. Many internationally renowned music artists have performed here like Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and Queen. Upcoming events include P!NK, Fleetwood Mac, ComicCon, Dublin Jazz singers and other local events.

Maldron Pearse Street

30 minutes walking

Maldron Hotel Pearse Street is one of the most centrally located hotels in Dublin city centre, nestled in between some of Dublin’s most iconic venues and just minutes from the main shopping areas and tourist attractions such as Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium.

The RDS is a 30-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Pearse Street. You can get there by public transport in 18 minutes and just 8 minutes by taxi, as it is only 2.2km away.

Maldron Kevin Street

25 minutes walking

Maldron Hotel Kevin Street offers guests stylish rooms, friendly service, great food and parking in the most ideal location for exploring our fair city of Dublin! Overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located in the heart of the city – St. Stephen’s Green is less than 10 minutes stroll from our front door.

RDS is home to Dublin’s most recognized event ‘The Dublin Horse Show’ it now hosts numerous Leinster Rugby matches and soccer matches. The Arena is 4.5km away from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street. This is a 15-minute drive away or a 40-minute walk.

Ballsbridge Hotel

8 minutes walking

The Ballsbridge Hotel is located just 20 minutes walk from the city centre of Dublin. The hotel is famous for its traditional Irish hospitality and service. It boasts exceptional comfort and relaxation that is ideal for the perfect city break. Perfect for all types of travellers – romantic stays, shopping trips with the girls or an active weekend away in the city.

The RDS Arena is an 8-minute walk from Ballsbridge Hotel. It is just 800 metres away or a mere 4-minute taxi ride.

Maldron Parnell Square

20 minutes by car

Ideally located in the heart of Dublin city centre and just a 3-minute walk from O’Connell Street, with an abundance of attractions right on our doorstep. Make the newly renovated Maldron Hotel Parnell Square your base and explore all Dublin has to offer.

Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is approximately 5km from the RDS. It is a 35-minute bus ride away or 20-minutes by taxi.

Maldron Smithfield

Maldron Hotel Smithfield Dublin Double Room

25 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Smithfield is centrally located in Dublin’s heartland with comfortable, spacious and affordable 3-star accommodation. The hotel has everything you need for a perfect hotel break in Dublin with our delicious in-house dining options, adjacent parking and 92 bedrooms which include family rooms which sleep up to 6 and the beautiful balcony rooms with panoramic views of Dublin City. With an abundance of things to see and do right on our doorstep, it is the perfect base to stay and explore this wonderful city.

We’re approximately 6km from the RDS which is a 25-minute drive.

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