5 Anglesea Rd, Dublin 1, Ireland


Please bring a copy of your ticket, paper or digital works.

Festival Wristbands

Every attendee will be given a colour coded wristband that will grant access to areas of the festival according to your ticket type. Every attendee must wear their wristband at all times during the festival. The wristband will also grant access to any official UPRISE Afterparty.

Festival Badges

Every attendee will be given a Badge according to their ticket type. You fill in the details of the badge and what you primary purpose of attending the festival is.

Tickets on the door

We will provide tickets for sale on the door for general attendee ticket type only.

Coats and Luggage

We will provide space for storing any luggage you may have with you beside our registration on site. We do not however accept any liability for any goods/valuables stored in the cloakroom.


Directions 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. The RDS Main Complex will be situated on the right hand side.

Parking at the RDS

Directions By Bus

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.)

8 From Mountjoy Sq. via Ballsbridge (Anglesea Rd.)

27X From UCD Belfield To Clare Hall Via RDS Ballsbridge

There are also multiple routes serviced to and from the nearby Stillorgan Road, Bus Garage stop 772 which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the RDS. For further details view our access guide or for more information on local Dublin Bus routes visit or call +353 (0)1 873 4222.

Directions By local 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. 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 and the entrance will be on your left. For the Simmonscourt Complex, Hall 8, continue straight ahead from the crossroads, passing the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge on your left. The Simmonscourt Complex is down the road on the left.

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.

Directions from Dublin Port (City Centre)

Dublin Port is on the north of the city approximately ten minutes drive from the RDS.

Parking at the RDS

All car parking facilities at the RDS are operated on a fee-paying basis.

The following parking rates apply:

  • Event visitors: €6.00 per day.
  • Daily parking: €6.00 per day, subject to availability
  • Overnight parking: €30.00 (available by prior agreement with the RDS Operations Office)

Car Park Opening Hours

Under regular circumstances, the Merrion Road car park is open year-round from 7.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Parking for Exhibitors

Parking is available on a first-come first-served basis and is configured according to the location, timing and nature of the event.

There are three main entrances/parking areas at the RDS: Merrion Road, Simmonscourt Road and Anglesea Road.

A limited number of free car park spaces will be issued for the use of organisers for distribution to exhibitors or performers. Car park passes for these spaces are issued by the RDS and distributed to the event organiser. For special events, the car parks are open from 7.00am until one hour after the building closes (or one hour after the event closes on open days). If extended hours are required (e.g. for an exhibitors’ party), please discuss this with your event organiser. An additional charge will be incurred. For more information, please consult your event organiser or telephone the RDS Operations team on +353 (0)1 668 0866 (during regular office hours). Additional car and lorry parking in the surrounding areas can be arranged in advance in certain circumstances.




Holders of our student tickets will be required to produce a valid College/ University ID Card. Without a valid ID we can not grant entry to the festival and refunds are not possible.


I’m sorry I can’t do that Dave. We just can’t refund your ticket, but we can change the name on your ticket ( more than 2 weeks) before the event so someone can benefit from your ticket.


• No food & drinks will be allowed to be brought into the festival. Smoking is forbidden.

• All smokers will have to find a place outside.

• No dogs/cats or pets of any variety will be allowed access

• Infants are allowed in for free as long as they are accompanied by a ticketed adult.