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Dates & Opening Hours

Wed 4th Dec 10am-9pm

Thurs 5th Dec 10am-9pm

  Fri 6th Dec   10am-9pm

Sat 7th Dec   10am-6pm

Sun 8th Dec   10am-6pm

Admission prices

  • Adults: €12
  • OAPs: €10 (only available from the box office during the Fair)
Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian: Free
This does not apply to school groups
Group discounts available for 10 or more, if booked in advance of the show.
Please contact us by phone on 01-6702186.
Please note that concession rates or group discounted tickets cannot be booked online
Re-admission Pass
If you have not had enough time to browse through the whole Fair, and would like to return on another day, please visit the Organisers’ Office before you leave to get your free re-admission pass.

There will also be a complimentary cloakroom at the Fair.


Car parking will be available in the Simmonscourt Arena Car Park on Simmonscourt Road.



There is a free shuttlebus service available to take you to the entrance of the Fair and back to the car park when you have finished your visit.



The nearest DART train station is Sandymount which is just a few minutes walk from the RDS Simmonscourt. Trains travel south to these stations from Howth through the City Centre and north from Greystones through Dun Laoghaire.

The RDS is serviced by several bus routes nationally (see Bus Éireann) and locally by Dublin Bus. The direct Dublin Bus routes to RDS Ballsbridge from Nassau Street outside Trinity College:

4   From Harristown To Monkstown Avenue via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)7   From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown/ Cherrywood via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)18   From Palmerstown (Old Lucan Rd.) Towards Sandymount via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)7a From Mountjoy Sq. Towards Loughlinstown 27X From UCD Belfield To Clare Hall Via RDS Ballsbridge

There are also multiple routes serviced to and from the nearby Donnybrook Road, Bus Garage on the N11 which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the RDS. They are 46a, 145, 32x, 39a, 41x, 7b, 51x, 66x and 67x

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