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Parking

Except for Member of the RDS, all car parking facilities at the RDS are operated on a fee-paying basis.

Parking Rates:

  • Daily parking & event visitors: €7.00 per day, subject to availability. (excluding the Dublin Horse Show & certain large Concerts)

 

Please note: On Sunday 28th October the SEA Airtricity Dublin Marathon will be taking place in Dublin City from 8.55am to 5pm (visit http://sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie/traffic-information/ for details on road closures)


There will be access to the RDS at all times via Donneybrook on the N11. Parking will be available in our Merrion Road car park, Simmonscourt car park and also at Merrion Cricket Club car park and we encourage the use of public transport.

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Expo will be taking place at the RDS on Friday, 26th from 12-7pm & Saturday, 27th October from 9am - 7pm.

The Ideal Home Show will also be taking place at the RDS from Friday, 26th to Monday, 29th October.

 

 

Car Park Opening Hours

Under regular circumstances, the Merrion Road car park is open year-round from 7.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Simmonscourt and Anglesea Road car parks are only open for particular events. A flat fee is charged upon entry as outlined above.

No personnel will be allowed sleep overnight in vehicles. Illegally parked exhibitors vehicles/overnights etc will be removed and towing charges will be levied.

 

Parking for RDS Members

Convenient parking in the centre of Dublin is one of the many benefits of membership. RDS Members receive three hours complimentary car parking per day at the RDS. Country and Overseas Members receive 200 hours free parking per year. After their allocation, Members can avail of special discounts for weekly or yearly parking (€900 for the year). Daily parking is charged at €7 per day after the daily allocation.

The Members' car park, located on Merrion Road, is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm daily, with extended opening hours when events are held at the RDS.

Parking is not available for Members during the Dublin Horse Show.

 

Parking for Exhibitors

Parking is available on a first-come first-served basis and is configured according to the location, timing and nature of the event. There are three main entrances/parking areas at the RDS: Merrion Road, Simmonscourt Road and Anglesea Road.

A limited number of free car park spaces will be issued for the use of organisers for distribution to exhibitors or performers. Car park passes for these spaces are issued by the RDS and distributed to the event organiser. For special events, the car parks are open from 7.00am until one hour after the building closes (or one hour after the event closes on open days). If extended hours are required (e.g. for an exhibitors' party), please discuss this with your event organiser. An additional charge will be incurred.

For more information, please consult your event organiser or telephone the RDS Operations team on +353 (0)1 668 0866 (during regular office hours). Additional car and lorry parking in the surrounding areas can be arranged in advance in certain circumstances. Details are available from your event organiser.

 

Parking at RDS Foundation Events

A limited number of free car park spaces will be issued to those attending RDS Foundation events. Parking is available on a first-come first-served basis and is configured according to the location, timing and nature of the event. Large school groups who require coach parking are requested to use the Anglesea Road entrance / parking area.

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