A History of The RDS, Dublin
On 25 June 1731, a group of patriots and visionaries met for the first time and formed what is now called the RDS. They were radical thinkers who believed in the power of ideas, and of turning these ideas into action. Their mission was to put ideas into action that would transform Ireland by creating a thriving, vibrant culture and economy.
For almost 300 years the RDS has responded to the needs and priorities of Ireland, addressing gaps in the development of our culture and economy that have shaped the country.
Throughout its history, the RDS has brought momentum and scale to major issues that underpin Ireland’s culture and economy and it continues to do so today. The Dublin Organising Committee are excited to have secured this iconic venue to host TRA2024.
Getting to the RDS
From Dublin Airport & Dublin Port
Dublin Airport is 16km from the RDS & Dublin port is located approx. 7km away
Travelling by Public Transport
You can travel to the RDS using either bus or rail services.
Driving and Parking
Dublin City Centre is approximately a twelve-minute drive from The RDS. Parking is operated on a fee-paying basis.