Dublin Horseshow 2024


14-18 AUGUST

Old Belvedere RFC is the closest and most convenient parking venue for the Dublin Horse Show. We have pedestrian access from a gate on our Seconds pitch into the RDS Simmonscourt ground




Car, Lorry and caravan/motorhome parking

Showers and toilets

Running water

Bar with balcony overlooking the pitches - open each evening

Hot food  

24 hour security

Very family friendly

Experienced stewards

Pat Kenny got an update on glamping in D4 for the Dublin Horse Show - HERE

Check out our past events in photos by clicking HERE


1. Why should I book in to Old Belvedere RFC (OBRFC) for my week at Dublin Horse Show 2024? Old Belvedere RFC is the closest parking facility to RDS Simmonscourt

2. Why is OBRFC the best location for access to and from the RDS? We have a pedestrian access gate to RDS Simmonscourt which is operated by the RDS / for details see below. As OBRFC does not control the pedestrian access gate it is imperative that you acquire the relevant pass from the RDS officials, for unimpeded access to and from our ground.

3. How do I get in to OBRFC with my Truck/Caravan/Car? Our gate to vehicular traffic is located on Ailesbury Grove, Dublin 4

4. How early/late can I get in/out of OBRFC with my vehicle? The vehicular access gate is open from 8am and 12 midnight. If you hold parking pass for the week you may use this gate from 6am daily

5. How do I book in advance to be sure I will get a parking space? A parking pass for the week may be purchased by using the link above. NOT ACTIVATED TO DATE - COMING SOON

6. Can I pay at the gate when I arrive? Day/overnight parking passes AND week passes can be purchased at the gate during Horse Show Week however if you are planning to stay for the week, we recommend that you book in advance. To reserve your parking, click on the link above. Note: The day/overnight parking spots are only allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to dry weather conditions. These passes cannot be booked in advance. For rates see below. (By order of the OBRFC Horse Show Committee Ref: E.D.)

7. I didn't see an option to book my box trailer in. Can I park my trailer in OBRFC? Trailers cannot be booked in advance this year and will only be accepted, should we have adequate space, Saturday and Sunday (subject to availability, weather conditions and on a first come first served basis)

8. Can I pitch my tent in OBRFC? The erection of tents is not permitted

9. I could just sleep in the trailer or car, couldn't I? Sleeping in box trailers is not permitted. Sleeping in cars/jeeps will be charged at caravan/motorhome rates

10. Can I bring my horse/dog/pet monkey with me? No animals (of any type) are permitted in our sports ground

11. Do you provide Electric 'Hook up'? Electric 'Hook Up' is not provided. The use of small, quiet generators is permitted but they must be switched off by midnight.

Note that: Pavilion membership is temporarily awarded to all those who reserve parking in OBRFC for the Dublin Horse Show 2024. Therefore parking in our club indicates acceptance of all our club rules and regulations.


The RDS control the opening and closing of this link/pedestrian access gate to Old Belvedere RFC and have supplied the following information:

"We will have staff on the connecting gate on Monday and Tuesday from 7am – 7pm, Wednesday and Thursday 7am – 7.30pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7am – 8pm.

In addition, we will have night security in that area from Monday night until Saturday inclusive to allow for a very restricted access (i.e. injured horse concern which involves a vet being called etc)."

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