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Hotel near The RDS Dublin - Events at The RDS

Founded in 1731, the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is a philanthropic Society supported by membership subscriptions and commercial activities which continues to fulfil its commitment to furthering the broad economic and cultural development of Ireland.

There are several events, meeting and exhibitions taking place at the RDS throughout the year and this makes the Mespil Hotel a perfect base as the hotel is located only minutes away.
The RDS Main Arena is an outdoor stadium that caters for concerts of up to 35,000, hosts the world renowned Dublin Horse Show and is the home of the Heineken Cup winning Leinster Rugby team.

Leinster Rugby

Leinster Rugbyis one of the four professional provincial rugby teams in Ireland. Leinster play their home games primarily at the RDS Arena, which is located a 15 minute walk from the Mespil Hotel, although larger games are played in the Aviva Stadium (15 - 20 minute walk from the Mespil Hotel) when the capacity of the RDS isn’t enough.

Stay at the Mespil Hotel near the RDS Arena, only a 15 minute walk to the sporting action.

Mespil Sports Package includes:

* 1 night accommodation for 2 people in a double or twin room
* Full Irish Breakfast
* Pre-march Pint in the Terrace bar

Pre-night packages may be available

Please note: Match tickets are not included


Upcoming Leinster matches at the RDS Arena

There are curretnly no upcoming Leinster matched at the RDS.


Upcoming large events at the RDS Arena

3rd - 5th November 2015
Web Summit

It’s been called “the best technology conference on the planet” and with the attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the most exciting startups in the world. The speakers are from every sector and cover a wide range of topics.
Based at the RDS, only a short walk from the hotel, The Mespil is the perfect location situated in teh middle between the RDS (event venue) and Dublin City Centre (St. Stephens Green / Grafton Street)

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20th - 24th July 2016
Dublin Horse Show at the RDS - only minutes away from the Mespil

There's something for everyone at the 143rd Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, taking place from the Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th of July 2016 (its in July due to the Olympic in Rio).
From Live Music and Entertainment, award winning Crafts and Art Exhibitions, Children’s Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping Village with 300 stands, Restaurants, Bars and Snacks to the best in National and International show jumping.

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's biggest annual sporting and social events which attracts 100,000 visitors both domestic and foreign. The ever popular Kids' Zone will be packed full of entertainment including pony rides, fun inflatables, face painting, Billy Bubbles and magic shows.

The Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Dayon on Thursday 6th August promises lots of glamour with fantastic prizes for the Best Dressed Lady, Most Colourful Outfit, Most Creative Hat, Elegance is an Attitude and for those fashion conscious males there is also a prize for Best Dressed Man’.

With over €940,000 in prize money to be won, visitors can enjoy top class national and international show jumping competitions including the Longines International Grand Prix, the Land Rover Puissance and the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup™ presented by Longines.

For more information about the horse show, please visit

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