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The RDS Arena

The Schoolhouse Hotel is located in close proximity to the RDS stadium which is owned by the Royal Dublin Society and located in the Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge, Ireland. The arena was originally developed to host equestrian events, including the annual Dublin Horse Show, which was first held there in 1868. Leinster rugby team regularly use the venue. The Arena has also hosted football, tennis and wrestling events as well as concerts.The arena has a capacity of 18,500, 16,500 of which is seated.

Upcoming Events At the RDS Arena

Dublin Horse Show 

Internationally renowned show jumping competition, national showing competition and major entertainment event based in Dublin. The Dublin Horse Show offers the best in equestrian competitions along with a fantastic array of music and entertainment, art, craft, fashion, shopping, and gourmet food. You won’t want to miss it!

Running from the 7th-11th of August 2019, the Dublin Horse Show attracts over 100,000 people each year. Tickets are available from or by calling 0818 719 300.

For more information: 

November 8th - 10th : Mind & Body Experience

November 15th - 17th : Artsource

November 19th - 20th : Datacentres 

November 23rd - 24th : Motorsport Show 

November 28th - December 1st : Taste Of Dublin

December 4th - 8th : Gifted – The Contemporary Craft & Design Fair, Featuring The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium

December 20th : Guinness PRO14 (Round 8) - Leinster Rugby V Ulster Rugby

January 4th : Guinness PRO14 (Round 10) - Leinster Rugby V Connacht Rugby

January 12th : Heineken Champions Cup Round 5 Leinster Rugby V Lyon






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