Travel to the Event

The Venue

For the fourth year running RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin will play host to CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2018.

The RDS Simmonscourt is an iconic, accessible and flexible venue located on a beautiful 42 acre site, close to Dublin City Centre. It is regarded as Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and entertainment events.

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society)


Merrion Road


Dublin 4

The Loc8 Code is NN5-95-LB7

  • View on google maps here.
  • Click here to download the full RDS public access guide.


There are several accommodation options available to anyone travelling to Dublin, such as hotel’s, B&B’s, guesthouses and hostels. Early booking is advisable.

Parking for the event

There is parking available in the Simmonscourt for all attendees for €6 (cash) on the day. 

How to get to the RDS Simmonscourt from Dublin Airport

By Air

Dublin is highly accessible for attendees travelling from the UK, Europe and beyond. Dublin Airport is just 25 minutes from The RDS Simmonscourt Dublin via the Port Tunnel

For your journey to The RDS, the Airlink airport shuttle bus stops directly outside the building, while taxi and car hire services are also easily available.

Useful Links:

By Car

  • 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.
  • Junction3 (M50): follow signpost towards City Centre
  • End of the Motorway, follow the N1
  • At the junction with Griffith Avenue turn left at traffic lights R102 signposted Malahide, Howth.
  • Junction with R107, at the traffic lights turn right R107
  • At the T Junction turn right R105
  • At traffic lights turn left R131 signposted Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire
  • At the junction with Alfie Byrne Road go through the traffic lights
  • At the junction for Dublin Port turn right at the traffic lights
  • Passing The 3 Arena (J79) at the roundabout follow the signposts for Dun Laoghaire Via Toll Bridge and  proceed across the River Liffey
  • 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 and the RDS Simmonscourt is situated on your right.

See more at RDS Visitor Information

Public Transport to/from Dublin Airport

The RDS is serviced by the Aircoach that brings customers directly to and from Dublin airport. Aircoach stops are located on Merrion Road in front of the RDS Simmonscourt main complex entrance. These stops are serviced by bus route 702. Aircoach Bookings for people with disabilities must be made in advance. For more information on timetables visit or call +353 (0)1 844 7118. Visit Dublin Airport flight routes or for arrivals and departures.

How to get to the RDS Simmonscourt from Dublin City Centre

By Car

From outside Trinity College, take Nassau Street (N11) for about 150 metres then turn right following the signposts for the R118. Follow the R118 (also known as Mount Street which becomes Merrion Road) for approximately 2km. To go to the Simmonscourt Complex continue along the Merrion Road and turn right into Simmonscourt Road. The RDS Simmonscourt Complex is situated on the left hand side after the two office buildings.

Parking at the RDS

By Bus

The direct Dublin Bus routes to RDS Ballsbridge from Nassau Street outside Trinity College:

For more information on local Dublin Bus routes visit or call +353 (0)1 873 4222.

By Train

Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport)

The DART service operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge. Lansdowne Station and Sandymount Station are approximately a 5 minute walk from the RDS Simmonscourt.

Directions from Sandymount Station

  • Follow the exit signs and turn right onto Sandymount Avenue.
  • Continue until you reach the traffic light – the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge will be directly in front of you.
  • For the Main Complex, Halls 1-7, turn right onto Merrion Road. The RDS Simmonscourt Complex is situated on the left hand side after the two office buildings.

Irish Rail – Iarnród Éireann

InterCity Rail services run from 2 different Dublin stations: Heuston Station and Connolly Station.

  • Heuston Station has trains to and from to Ballina, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, Cork, Waterford, Portlaoise and Kildare.
  • Connolly Station has trains to/from Belfast, Sligo, Dundalk, Kildare, Longford and Rosslare Europort.
  • The Luas Red Line links the two stations door to door.
  • The RDS is linked to the train stations by the Dart at Connolly Station.
  • Connolly Station also has bus connections, DART and LUAS terminals.

LUAS – Dublin Light Rail

There is no direct route from the LUAS to the RDS. However, the LUAS connects to the DART system that passes by the RDS.

  • The LUAS connects to the DART at Connolly Station.
  • Connections to Heuston Station and National rail routes can then be reached through Connolly station.

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