ECOC Exhibition 2019

23 – 25 September 2019

RDS Venue

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RDS (The Royal Dublin Society)
Merrion Road
Dublin 4

Our Loc8 Code is NN5-95-LB7

Opening hours

Monday 23 September
0930 – 1700

Tuesday 24 September
0930 – 1700

Wednesday 25 September
0930 – 1600

Travel and Accommodation

Taxi from the airport

Taxis are available at the Taxi rank outside arrivals at the airport.  Expect to pay between €30 and €40 to get to the RDS

Bus/coach from the airport

The RDS is serviced by the Aircoach (Route 702) that brings customers directly to and from Dublin airport. Aircoach stops are located on Merrion Road in front of the RDS main complex entrance.

Aircoach Bookings for people with disabilities must be made in advance. For more information on timetables visit or call +353 (0)1 844 7118.

Bus from the city centre

The RDS is serviced by several bus routes nationally (see Bus Éireann) and locally by Dublin Bus. The direct Dublin Bus routes to RDS Ballsbridge from Nassau Street outside Trinity College:

4 From Harristown To Monkstown Avenue via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
7 From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown/ Cherrywood via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
18 From Palmerstown (Old Lucan Rd.) Towards Sandymount via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)
7a From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown
27X From UCD Belfield To Clare Hall Via RDS Ballsbridge

There are also multiple routes serviced to and from the nearby Donnybrook Road, Bus Garage on the N11 which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the RDS. They are 46a, 145, 32x, 39a, 41x, 7b, 51x, 66x and 67x

For more information on local Dublin Bus routes visit or call +353 (0)1 873 4222.

Train from city centre

The Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) service operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Lansdowne Station and Sandymount Station are approximately a 5 minute walk from the RDS.

Directions from Sandymount Station

Follow the exit signs and turn right onto Sandymount Avenue. Continue until you reach the traffic lights – the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge will be directly in front of you. For the Main Complex, Halls 1-7, turn right onto Merrion Road and the entrance will be on your left. For the Simmonscourt Complex, Hall 8, continue straight ahead from the crossroads, passing the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge on your left. The Simmonscourt Complex is on the left hand side of the road.

Irish Rail – Iarnród Éireann

InterCity Rail services run from 2 different Dublin stations: Heuston Station and Connolly Station.

Heuston Station has trains to and from to Ballina, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Waterford, Portlaoise and Kildare. Connolly Station has trains to/from Belfast, Sligo, Dundalk, Kildare, Longford and Rosslare Europort. The Luas Red Line links the two stations door to door.

The RDS is linked to the train stations by the Dart at Connolly Station. Connolly Station also has bus connections, DART and LUAS terminals.

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Hotels and Accommodation

The RDS is located in Ballsbridge, close to the centre of the city. There are many different ways to reach the venue and parking is available on site. There are a number of hotels and accommodation offers in the area too.

We are delighted to confirm MICE Concierge Ltd as our trusted official accommodation and concierge service for ECOC 2019.

We do advise you to book through the official channel; As our trusted supplier, they have exclusive accommodation rates at all surrounding hotels, and will ensure you receive the best experience and the best rates.

MICE Concierge will also be providing an enhanced service such as pre-bookable airport transfers, local restaurant reservations, leisure activities and tours, to help ensure you are well looked after during your stay in Dublin.

Important notice

Dublin is incredibly busy during the event and accommodation availability is extremely limited. If you want to pay less and stay with other delegates, we encourage you to act quickly to secure your rooms.

Find out more about this year’s location and how you can get the most out of your time in Dublin.

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