The Royal Dublin Society

Parking

Except for Members of the RDS, all car parking facilities at the RDS are operated on a fee-paying basis. Special arrangements are in place for the Dublin Horse Show.

The following parking rates apply:

  • Event visitors: €6.00 per day (except during the Dublin Horse Show). Discounted parking for event visitors is available by pre-booking online
  • Daily parking: €6.00 per day, subject to availability
  • Outdoor concert parking: €10.00
  • Overnight parking: €30.00 (available by prior agreement with the RDS Operations Office)

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 (€20 instead of €25 for non-Members) or yearly parking (€900 for the year). Daily parking is charged at €6 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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