Where To Find Us

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 more detailed travel information and maps, please visit www.rds.ie or visit the AA Journey Route Planner Ireland. The RDS have also produced their own Access Guide.

Venue Address

By Coach

The following coach companies are running services to The Knitting and Stitching show:
Ulsterbus Tours – 02890 337004
Pick up points: Bandbridge, Belfast, and Newry.
Giles Tours – 02891 811099
Pick up points: Newtonards. Bangor, Holywood, Belfast, and Sprucefield.
Coach Tours – +353 42 9378188
Pick up points: Dundalk and Drogheda.

By Bus

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

By Dart

The nearest DART train station is Sandymount which is just a few minutes walk from the RDS Simmonscourt. Trains travel south to these stations from Howth through the City Centre and north from Greystones through Dun Laoghaire.

Package Tour from the UK

ECT Travel – 01225 333747
Flights from various regional airports.
For more information and to book click here.

By Car From The City Centre


Daily parking is charged at €7 per day subject to availability. Please see below charges for RDS members.
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). 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.

From Dublin Airport

Travel time: 45 Minutes / Distance: 16 Kilometres

Arriving By Ferry

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.

From Dublin Port (City Centre)

Dublin Port is on the north of the city approximately ten minutes drive from the RDS.

From Dun Laoghaire Port (South Co. Dublin)

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