The Festival of Quilts


Knitting & Stitching Londno

The Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin, 30 October - 2 November 2014

The definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and crafts.
Supplies, workshops and textile art.


RDS, Dublin
12 - 15 November 2015


Hotel Accommodation


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Superbreak offer:

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Superbreak offer great value for money - call +44 (0) 871 221 3700 and quote 'twisted thread' or visit www.superbreak.com to get your 10% discount. 
When booking online your discount will automatically be applied.

The fun doesn't stop at The Knitting and Stitching Shows! The great news is you have unlimited access to savings throughout the year.  Whether you book attractions such as Legoland, a Murder Mystery weekend or a West End Musical – you’ll get 10% off as a twistedthread customer!
Visit www.superbreak.com or call +44 (0) 871 221 3700 and quote 'twisted thread'.

Special Offer with Bewleys Hotel

Bewleys Hotel

Bewleys Hotel is right next door to the RDS so it's the ideal place to stay. They're offering a €10 discount off the best available room rate at the time of booking. Visit www.bewleyshotels.com or call +353 (0) 1 647 3300 and quote PRDS.

Travel Information

The RDS is situated in the Heart of Dublin in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The Knitting and Stitching Show is in the Simmonscourt Pavilion off Simmonscourt Road. For a map of the RDS venue please click here.

For more detailed travel information and maps, please visit www.rds.ie or visit the AA Journey Route Planner Ireland.

Venue Address:

Simmonscourt Road,
Dublin 4


We know of 1 coach companies running to The Knitting & Stitching Show in Dublin:

Ulsterbus Tours are running coaches to the RDS on Thursday 30th, Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November. Pick up points include Newtownards, Bangor, Belfast, Sprucefield, Banbridge and Newry. For further details please call 028 90 337 004.


Bus routes number 4, 7, 8 and 18 stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on Merrion Road. 


The nearest DART train stations are either Lansdowne or Sandymount and each are approx. 10 minute walk to the RDS Simmonscourt. Trains travel south to these stations from Howth through the City Centre and north from Greystones through Dun Laoghaire.


• Outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres then turn right following the signposts for the R118.
• Follow the R118 (also locally known as Mount Street which becomes Merrion Road) for approximately 2km.  Pass the RDS Main Hall on the right hand side and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.


Except for Members of the RDS, all car parking facilities at the Simmonscourt RDS are operated on a fee-paying basis of  €6.00 per day.


Travel time: 45 Minutes / Distance: 16 Kilometres
• Leave the Airport and follow the Way Out signs until you reach a signalled roundabout.
• At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Dublin to join Motorway M1
• Airport Interchange. At roundabout take 2nd exit signposted Dublin
• Junction3 (M50) Follow Signpost towards City Centre
• Keep in right hand lane for Port Tunnel (Toll €3 to €12 depending on time)
• Continue Straight ahead through 2 sets of lights past the O2
• Go through the East Link Toll Bridge (car €1.70)
• Junction 80 (Dublin Outer Orbital Route); At the roundabout take the third exit signposted N11, N81
• Irishtown (Junction 81)
• Turn right then and turn immediately left at the traffic signals into Londonbridge Road R111 (Signposted N11, N81)
• Junction 51 (R815) at traffic signals turn left R815, signposted Ballsbridge.
• Proceed through the next traffic lights, past the RDS Main Hall on your right and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.


Dublin has two ferry ports – Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Irish Ferries and Stena Line – are the 2 ferry lines that operate at these ports.


Dublin Port is on the north of the city approximately ten minutes drive from the RDS.
• Follow the signs for the Port exit, all routes along Tolka Quay Road Junction with R131
• Turn left at the traffic signals, taking R131 signposted City Centre
• At the roundabout follow the sign posts to Dun Laoghaire via Toll Bridge and cross the River Liffey (East Link Toll Bridge Tollbooths – car charge €1.70)
• Take Junction 80 (Dublin Outer Orbital Route)
• At the roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted N11, N81
• Take Irishtown (Junction 81)
• Turn right then, at the traffic lights turn left into Londonbridge Road R111 signposted N11, N81
• Take Junction 51 (R815)
• At the traffic lights turn left onto R815 signposted Ballsbridge
• Proceed through the next traffic lights, past the RDS Main Hall on your right and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.


Dun Laoghaire Port, south of the city, is twenty minutes drive from the RDS. Follow signs for the City Centre and watch for the yellow AA Signs.

Eating & Drinking

The Inspire Cafe offers a wide range of homemade products such as fresh soups, sandwiches, salads, hearty hot food options and a full range of homemade confectionary.

If you prefer, you can leave the show for lunch and you will be allowed to re-enter - just make sure you get a stamp!

Disabled Access

The show at Simmonscourt is all on one level.
There are disabled facilities in the hall and aisles are kept as wide as possible to ease congestions and improve access.

Contact Us

The twistedthread shows are organised by
Upper Street Events Ltd
58 White Lion Street
Islington, London N1 9PP

Reg No: 06350012

General enquiries telephone: +44 (0) 20 7688 6830
Tickets telephone: +44 (0)1473 321872
Fax: +44 (0) 207 288 6446

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Opening Times
Thu 12th  10:00am - 5.30pm 
Fri 13th  10:00am - 5.30pm 
Sat 14th  10:00am - 5.30pm 
Sun 15th  10:00am - 5.00pm