- 30 Jul 19
Ireland has cultivated a worldwide reputation for its eclectic array of events and festivals. We take a look at some of the most unique...
DUBLIN HORSE SHOW
RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
A cultural institution and a world class sporting event, the Dublin Horse Show is one of the country’s biggest social events of the summer. Held at the RDS, not far from the centre of Dublin, international and national showjumping events – including the world famous Aga Khan Trophy – run for five-days, with one of the largest prize funds of any equestrian event. The competition at the iconic Ladies’ Day on August 8 is also fierce, as glamorous attendees battle for the ‘best dressed’ crown. Welcoming tens of thousands from around the world, the Dublin Horse Show is a brilliant event, loved by horse aficionados, casual spectators and families alike.
While you’re in the area:
Eat locally in The Lobster Pot, Roly’s Bistro or Dylan McGrath’s fine new Shelbourne Social. Ballsbridge is easily accessible by DART or Dublin Bus, so if the hotels beside the RDS have been snapped up, don’t panic! There are fab hotels and B&Bs in South Dublin listed on Discover Ireland’s website, including the newly refurbished Haddington House (9-12 Haddington Terrace, Dún Laoghaire), with beautiful views over Dún Laoghaire pier. Make sure to squeeze in a walk along the coast or even a trip over to Dalkey Island from Colliemore Harbour.
For more details about planning your trip around Ireland, go to www.discoverireland.ie