The Education Expo will be held on September 8th, 2018 at RDS!
RDS (The Royal Dublin Society), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. D04 AK83 (eircode)
Directions from Dublin City Centre to the RDS, Ballsbridge
Directions By Car
From outside Trinity College head south east on R138 and continue to the end of Nassau Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto Clare Street following the signposts for the R118. Follow the R118 (also known as Mount Street which becomes Merrion Road) for approximately 2km. The RDS Main Complex will be situated on the right hand side in Ballsbridge.
To go to the Simmonscourt Complex continue along the Merrion Road and at the next crossroads turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. The RDS Simmonscourt Complex is situated on the left hand side after the two office buildings.
Directions By Bus
The RDS is serviced by several bus routes nationally (see Bus Éireann) and locally by Dublin Bus. The direct Dublin Bus routes to RDS Ballsbridge from Nassau Street outside Trinity College:
4 From Harristown To Monkstown Avenue via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
7 From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown/ Cherrywood via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
18 From Palmerstown (Old Lucan Rd.) Towards Sandymount via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
7a From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown
27X From UCD Belfield To Clare Hall Via RDS Ballsbridge
There are also multiple routes serviced to and from the nearby Donnybrook Road, Bus Garage on the N11 which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the RDS. They are 46a, 145, 32x, 39a, 41x, 7b, 51x, 66x and 67x
Directions By Local Train
Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport)
The DART service operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Lansdowne Station and Sandymount Station are approximately a 5 minute walk from the RDS.
Directions from Sandymount Station:
Follow the exit signs and turn right onto Sandymount Avenue. Continue until you reach the traffic lights – the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge will be directly in front of you. For the Main Complex, Halls 1-7, turn right onto Merrion Road and the entrance will be on your left. For the Simmonscourt Complex, Hall 8, continue straight ahead from the crossroads, passing the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge on your left. The Simmonscourt Complex is on the left hand side of the road.
Irish Rail – Iarnród Éireann
InterCity Rail services run from 2 different Dublin stations: Heuston Station and Connolly Station.
Heuston Station has trains to and from to Ballina, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Waterford,
Portlaoise and Kildare.
Connolly Station has trains to/from Belfast, Sligo, Dundalk, Kildare, Longford and Rosslare Europort.
The Luas Red Line links the two stations door to door.
The RDS is linked to the train stations by the Dart at Connolly Station. Connolly Station also has bus connections, DART and LUAS terminals.
LUAS – Dublin Light Rail
There is no direct route from the LUAS to the RDS. However, the LUAS connects at Connolly Station to the DART system that passes by the RDS. The LUAS stop at Dawson Street would be approximately a 30 minute walk from the RDS.