RDS

The RDS is Ireland’s largest International Conference, Exhibition and Events venue with over 22,000 sq. metres of floor space set on a 42 acre site located within walking distance from Dublin’s bustling City Centre. With a capacity for up to 12,000 delegates,  the RDS has 10 multi-purpose conference and exhibition halls with access to 15 breakout rooms to cater for larger conferences with multiple syndicate room requirements. From small meetings of 10 delegates to large conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners and team building events, the RDS can hold any size or style of event. The RDS also has an outdoor stadium, several concert venues, bars, restaurants and 2,000 car parking spaces on site.

The RDS is a renowned and historically significant venue which continues to invest in its flexible and multipurpose space to meet the needs of the event industry. A €3.5 million investment in IT infrastructure has resulted in an ultra-modern communications system with free Wi-Fi throughout all halls. The RDS is Ireland’s busiest events venue and hosts up to 500 events annually.

In addition, the RDS Conference Village works in partnership with a variety of 3 and 4 star hotels offering clients over 1500 bedroomswithin the village of Ballsbridge.   Click here to view a list of Conference Village members.

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CONTACTS:

Contact:
RDS Sales Team
Address:
RDS, Anglsea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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Enquiry regarding RDS from Dublin Convention Bureau Web Site
  • Distance from Dublin City Centre : 2km
  • Coach parking
  • Technician on-site
  • Blackout equipment
  • Interpreting equipment
  • Distance from Dublin Airport : 15km
  • Parking
  • Natural daylight in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • AV equipment

Number of meetingrooms: 20

Meeting Room NameRoom
Size
DimensionsRoom Setup & Maximum CapacityMeeting
Room
Details
 TheatreU-ShapeClassroomBoardroomBanquet 
Hall 1 (Main Complex)3580 sq metre74x49m (8m - 13.7m) metre4500-1800-2200

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Hall 2 (Main Complex)2200 sq metre50x44m (7m) metre3000-700-1400

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Hall 3 (Main Complex)1072 sq metre39x27.5m (4.1 - 4.4m) metre1000-400-700

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Hall 4 (Main Complex)2343 sq metre71x33m (4.57 - 5.18m) metre2500-800-1000

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Merrion Room (Main Complex)117 sq metre117x17m (4m) metre120-5050100

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Committee Room (Main Complex)48 sq metre48x8m (5.13m) metre40-353040

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Presidents Room (Main Complex)48 sq metre12x4m (5.13m) metre40-203040

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Centurion Bar (Main Complex)80 sq metre8x10m (-) metre-----

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Lansdowne Room (Main Complex)97 sq metre7x14m (3.33 - 3.75m) metre110-7040100

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Dodder Suite A (Main Complex)90 sq metre90x15m (3.2m) metre100-604080

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Dodder Suite B (Main Complex)120m sq metre15x8m (3.2m) metre100-604080

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Dodder Suite C (Main Complex)35 sq metre5x7m (3.2m) metre25-151830

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Dodder Suite D (Main Complex)32 sq metre8x4m (3.2m) metre30-202230

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Dodder Suite E (Main Complex)30 sq metre6x5m (3.2m) metre25-121525

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Judges & Stewards (Main Complex)60 sq metre13x4.6m (5.48m) metre80-404060

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Private Pavilion (Main Complex)60 sq metre13x4.6m (2.97m) metre80-404060

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Minerva Suite (Main Complex)128 sq metre16x8m (5.23m) metre130-6060100

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Pavilion A (Simmonscourt Pavilion)1900 sq metre91x21m (6 - 9m) metre2350-700-1000

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Pavilion B (Simmonscourt Pavilion)2037 sq metre91x21m (6 - 9m) metre2500-750-1100

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Pavilion C (Simmonscourt Pavilion)4717 sq metre89x53m (6 - 14m) metre6500-1800-3250

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Pavilion D (Simmonscourt Pavilion)1029 sq metre49x21m (6m) metre1000-330-650

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Pavilion E (Simmonscourt Pavilion)840 sq metre40x21m (6 - 9m) metre800-300-500

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Concert Hall (Concert Hall Complex)800 sq metre35x23m (3.65 - 9.6m) metre1000-256-450

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Hall 6 (Concert Hall Complex)370 sq metre26x13 (-) metre350-210-200

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Testimonial from SFA National Small Business Awards Gala Presentation

 

In March 2015, The Small Firms Association hosted the SFA National Small Business Awards Gala Presentation in the RDS Concert Hall. According to Alan Sherlock, SFA Executive; 

‘In all aspects the RDS team were an absolute pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to requests and suggestions. In both preparation and in delivery we had an extremely positive experience and I look forward to working with the RDS again in the future. Feedback from those present at the event was extremely positive and I have no hesitation in recommending the venue’


In June 2015, The CoderDojo Foundation hosted the Coolest Projects Awards in the RDS Main Hall.  According to Noel King- Event Manager- 

‘The event was a huge success and we are very proud of what we and the young people participating achieved. Thank you (RDS) so much for all your support it was invaluable


The 19th OSCE Ministerial Council

“This was the largest event of this kind ever undertaken by the Department and the cooperation offered by the RDS Team could not have been at a higher level. Given the complexity of the event, the requests for changes made were many and varied and yet the response was always fast and positive. The professionalism and attention to detail shown by your colleagues was second to none” 

Frank Cogan Head of OSCE Taskforce 

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