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From Dublin Port (City Centre)

From Dublin Port (City Centre)

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

Directions by Car

•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 - 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, the RDS Main Complex is situated on your right


From Dun Laoghaire Port (South Co. Dublin)

Dun Laoghaire Port, south of the city, is twenty minutes drive from the RDS.


By Car

  • Follow the signs for the Port exit

  • From the exit follow the signs Belfast and North (N1), Galway and West (M4), Cork and South (N7), Wexford and South East (N7)

  • Junction with N31 (edge of Dun Laoghaire)

  • At the traffic lights turn right onto N31 signposted all routes

  • In 0.9 miles, at traffic lights turn right

  • At the traffic lights continue through Junction with R118

  • At traffic signals follow R118

  • At the next traffic lights follow the signpost to the City Centre, the RDS Main Complex is situated on the left hand side


By Bus

The number 7 bus has bus stops at the corner of Merrion Road and Simmonscourt Road to access the Simmonscourt Complex and on the Merrion Road for the Main Complex. The number 7 bus continues into the City Centre.


By Local Train

Dublin’s DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) service also operates from Dun Laoghaire.  Times can be accessed at www.dart.ie.

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