Home to Ireland’s best known venue, the RDS is Ireland’s Philanthropic Society. It was founded in 1731 in Trinity College, to support Ireland to thrive economically and culturally. Funded by its commercial operations, the RDS continues this mission today through their philanthropic work programme that spans across science, the arts, agriculture, business and equestrianism.

RDS Venue Location

The RDS Venue is located on a beautiful 42 acre site in Ballsbridge Dublin 4, just minutes from Dublin City Centre with an abundance of transport options available by bus, train or by car and is surrounded by top hotels.  Please click on the Access Guide(pdf) with up to date information for delegates and if you would like to read more about the RDS, please visit

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university and one of the world’s top 100.  It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.

Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

If you would like to read more about Trinity College Dublin, please visit

Photos at Trinity Library





Important Dates

Friday, 31st August
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Monday, 24th September
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