Ideal Home Show

21st – 23rd October 2022

21st – 23rd April 2023

RDS Simmonscourt Dublin

Plan your visit
Visitor are recommended to use public transport were possible. The Sandymount DART station and N11 QBC are only a few minutes walk from the RDS.

Opening Times: 1st – 3rd of April 2022

  • Friday 1st: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 2nd: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 3rd: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Top Tips for your visit to the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show 2022

  • Look out for the Irish Independent 16-page supplement on 1st April which showcases the show floorplan, features and a list of exhibitors.
  • Keep an eye out on our Social Media pages for regular updates and competitions | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
  • Review the Parking information below
  • Plan your time around your favourite talks and demos by reviewing our theatre timetables here.
  • Review ‘whats on’ by looking through the exciting show highlights here
  • Once you arrive, book in your free consultation slots to avoid disappointment. For example, check out our ‘ask and expert’ section on the floorplan to familiarise yourself with its location.

Venue

RDS, Simmonscourt Pavilions, Dublin 4
The RDS is situated in the Heart of Dublin in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

 

The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is in the Simmonscourt Pavilion off Simmonscourt Road. 
Click here for Parking Information 

Admission Prices At The Door

Adults – €15.00 | Children under 12 – Free | OAP’s – €10.00

Make your trip to the show highly productive by planning out your visit and the Must See elements of the show. The following list will help you get the most from the day. To plan your day click on the List of Exhibitors and Floorplan buttons below. This will help you to find the exhibitors and products you need to create your Ideal Home.

List of Exhibitors

Floorplan

Venue & Travel

By Bus
The RDS is serviced by Bus Route 4, 7, 8, 18, 46A, 145. The N11 QBC are only a few minutes walk from the RDS

 

 

By DART

Visitors from the Southside are advised to take the DART for easy access to the RDS.  The Sandymount DART station is only a few minutes walk from the RDS Simmonscourt. Please use the DART to avoid traffic delays and parking issue.
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There will be no train service between Connolly and Malahide/Howth. DART services will operate between Connolly and Bray/Greystones only.

 

By Car from City Centre

  • Outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres then turn right following the signposts for the R118.
  • Follow the R118 (also locally known as Mount Street which becomes Merrion Road) for approximately 2km.  Pass the RDS Main Hall on the right hand side and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.
 
 

From Dublin Airport

  • Travel time: 45 Minutes / Distance: 16 Kilometres
  • Leave the Airport and follow the Way Out signs until you reach a signalled roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Dublin to join Motorway M1
  • Airport Interchange. At roundabout take 2nd exit signposted Dublin
  • Junction3 (M50) Follow Signpost towards City Centre

  • Keep in right hand lane for Port Tunnel (Toll €3 to €12 depending on time)

  • Continue Straight ahead through 2 sets of lights past the O2
  • Go through the East Link Toll Bridge (car €1.70)
  • Junction 80 (Dublin Outer Orbital Route); At the roundabout take the third exit signposted N11, N81
  • Irishtown (Junction 81)
  • Turn right then and turn immediately left at the traffic signals into Londonbridge Road R111 (Signposted N11, N81)
  • Junction 51 (R815) at traffic signals turn left R815, signposted Ballsbridge.
  • Proceed through the next traffic lights, past the RDS Main Hall on your right and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.
 

Arriving by Ferry
From Dublin Port (City Centre)

  • Dublin Port is on the north of the city approximately ten minutes drive from the RDS.
  • 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 Tollbooths – 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, past the RDS Main Hall on your right and take the next turn right onto Simmonscourt Road. Entrance to Simmonscourt Pavilion is on the left.

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Travel Distances

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the RDS. The nearest are:

Clayton Hotel
The InterContinental   
The Ballsbridge Hotel
The Herbert Park Hotel
The Devlin