Lovers of our four legged equine friends will no doubt be heading to Dublin in August for Ireland’s biggest equestrian event. Thousands of visitors are expected to converge on the RDS between 5th and 9th August, to enjoy packed programme for all age groups, in this stunning arena, plus music and entertainment, 300 consumer and trade stands, kids entertainment and superb Student and Craft Exhibition and Awards. Ladies Day is always a glamorous affair!
Good Food Ireland accommodations close to RDS includes the lovely boutique Dylan hotel, on the borders of city centre and Ballsbridge’s residential neighbourhood, Dylan has a fine dining restaurant Tavern, open to residents and public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Superb chococolate packed Afternoon Tea is also served at every day. If you fancy city centre action, The Merrion Hotel is a graceful five star hotel in the Georgian quarter of Dublin. Beautiful period features, comfortable rooms and exquisite food at Cellar Restaurant, with casual dining at The Cellar Bar, under the guiding eye of Executive Chef Ed Cooney. The Shelbourne Hotel on Stephen’s Green is an iconic hotel knee deep in history. A number of dining options throughout the hotel, from magnificent steaks and seafood at The Saddle Room Restaurant, to casual dining at appropriately named Horseshoe Bar, which has historical connections to the equine social calendar, bloodstock, and horseracing.
Donnybrook is a very lively neighbourhood close to Ballsbridge and convenient for RDS. Here you can enjoy the best of Irish casual dining at O’Connells of Donnybrook, glamorous New York basserie style eating at Marco Pierre White’s The Courtyard Bar and Grill and superb fine dining Thursday- Saturday at Mulberry Garden, tucked behind the main street in Donnybrook in Donnybrook.