Ballsbridge is a lively village in South Central Dublin that offers everything you can think of from offices to boutiques, bars, restaurants, event venues and tourist attractions. One of the biggest landmarks in Ballsbridge is the RDS Arena which is the venue for many sporting events, concerts, corporate events, conferences and more. The Devlin is one of the popular hotels close to the action. The pubs, bars and restaurants of Ballsbridge are always buzzing on rugby and soccer match days due to the RDS but also because of their close proximity to the Aviva Stadium (3 mins drive or 10 mins walk from Ballsbridge). The popular Herbert Park is also located in Ballsbridge and is a 32 acre park that offers a large pond, natural habitat, a playground and a tennis court.
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Camden Street is a popular and trendy street in Dublin City. Located in Dublin 2, Camden Street links Ranelagh to the southern part of Dublin City Centre and is divided into Camden Street Upper and Lower. This trendy street is a lively part of Dublin City as it is buzzing with bars, restaurants and shops while it offers visitors to the city an authentic Dublin City experience. The Devlin hotel is one of the popular hotels near Camden Street and perfect for those looking to stay close to the city center.
Camden Street is a top choice for anyone looking for great food in Dublin City Centre as it offers an incredible range of restaurants offering many different cuisines such as Indian, Italian, Spanish and classic Irish dishes while there are also a great range of pubs and wine bars in the area. Visitors to Camden Street are also treated to a great range of shops while this popular Dublin district is close to top attractions such as Whelans, Iveagh Gardens, Stephens Greens and the National Concert Hall.
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More than 350,000 people from over 70 countries visited the Jameson Distillery in Dublin last year. The visitor centre in Smithfield, which is on the site of the original Jameson distillery that operated from 1780 to 1971, has recently undergone a huge refurbishment, making it one of the best ‘must see’ whiskey destinations in the world. Learn how to blend whiskey and create whiskey cocktails. Grab a personalised distillery Jameson edition bottle, the perfect gift for a whiskey connoisseur – they even hosted 4 marriage proposals last year in John Jameson’s secret office, if popping the question to your SO is on the cards!
Want to know everything about Guinness, from barley seed to glass? The Guinness Storehouse have been making the stout that is now synonymous with Ireland since 1759. If you’ve ever been curious about how the black stuff is made, a visit to the Storehouse is a definite must. The former Guinness fermentation plant has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness.With 7 floors of interactive experiences, this is Ireland’s most popular tourist destination.The self-guided tour finishes in the Gravity Bar, which offers a 360-degree view of Dublin City. Soak up the views while supping on a pint of perfection.
The Aviva Stadium is located just 5 minutes away by taxi or you can walk there in 20 minutes.
Opened in 2010, the Aviva Stadium replaced the famous Lansdowne Road and is now home to the Irish national soccer team as well as the Irish rugby team. As well as this, many other top soccer and rugby events take place in the stadium while it has also hosted many corporate events and conferences over the years. The Aviva Stadium has attracted thousands of music fans in recent years due to massive gigs from acts such as Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel, The Script and more acts making it a top outdoor music venue in Dublin.
The Aviva Stadium is going to be host to many future Ireland soccer matches, Ireland rugby games, big gigs, events, conferences and even the rescheduled Euro 2020 is planning on having games played at the Aviva Stadium so next time you are attending an event at The Aviva Stadium make sure you book your stay at The Devlin Dublin.
The Devlin is one of top Dublin hotels near the Aviva Stadium as we offer the trendiest pod hotel accommodation just outside of Dublin City. Guests can stay in one of our modern pod rooms which come with amazing amenities such as a smart tv, SMEG fridge and an ensuite with a rainforest shower.
Layla’s and Americana Bar at The Devlin are also top restaurant and cocktail bar choices for food and drinks before a soccer match, rugby match or gig at The Aviva Stadium. Check out our dining choices and menus by clicking here.
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You can also take a tour of this impressive structure (and we recommend it!) Check out www.avivastadium.ie for details.
Grafton Street has been at the centre of Dublin’s social life for over 100 years. This is our gorgeous pedestrianised street, filled to bursting with international and local shops, high street and high fashion sit side by side. Jump on the Green LUAS line from The Devlin, it’s just a 5 minute journey by our light urban rail system to get into the heart of the action. With cafes, restaurants, street stalls and buskers. you could easily find yourself spending a day here, exploring the side streets (the fabulous Powerscourt Townhouse and Westbury Mall are only a stone’s throw from Grafton St and both house quirky fashions, trinkets, jewellery and more). South William St is always buzzing, Grogan’s pub here is a must see. Sit outside (in any weather) and people watch while nursing one of Dublin’s top notch pints of Guinness.
Smack bang in the city centre is Trinity College, often voted as a top visiting spot when you hit Dublin. Founded in 1592, Trinity College and it’s historic buildings are absolutely breathtaking. The Old Library, within the grounds is home to one of the world’s most famous books, The Book of Kells. Written around the year 800, this gospel manuscript is on display in the library for you to view. Take the 35 minute tour (no need to book in advance) to explore the 4 major quads and to learn about the history of this beautiful college. In the summer time, the cricket pavillion is a favourite spot for folks to sprawl out with a picnic in the balmy sunshine!
Heading to the rugby, a concert or event at The RDS? The Devlin have got ya covered. Treat yourself to a stay at The Devlin – Dublin’s newest and coolest place to stay and one of the best hotels near The RDS Arena Dublin.
The primary tenants of The RDS Arena are Leinster Rugby who play their home rugby games there while the venue also hosts showjumping and on occasion has hosted a soccer game. In the past, the RDS Arena has also hosted wrestling events as well as top music gigs from acts such as Bon Jovi, U2, Pink, Bruce Springsteen and many more. The Devlin is only a 7 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the RDS, making The Devlin the perfect Dublin location to stay at for anyone attending a gig, conference or sporting event at The RDS Arena.
Head southeast on Ranelagh/R117 toward Cullenswood Park. Turn left onto Eglinton Rd/R824. Turn right onto Donnybrook Rd/R138. Turn left onto Anglesea Rd/R815. Take a slight left to stay on Anglesea Rd/R815. The RDS Main Arena will be on your right.
Head southeast on Ranelagh/R117 toward Cullenswood Park. Turn left onto Marlborough Rd and continue straight until you reach the end of Herbert Park Road. (or alternatively cut diagonally across Herbert Park on your right-hand side) Continue through Ballsbridge for a couple of minutes, you will reach the RDS Main Arena on your right-hand side.
The route 18 bus will bring you directly to the RDS Main Arena and is about an 11 minute journey depending on traffic. The stop is 350m from our front door. (Turn left and walk until you reach Dillinger’s restaurant, turn right and cross the road at the junction and continue straight on to Chelmsford Road. The bus stop is on the left-hand side of the road.) For timetables see the Dublin Bus website or official app.
Treat yourself to a stay at The Devlin when attending an event, match or gig at The RDS Arena in Dublin. Our pod hotels are snug, modern and filled with smart gadgets and luxury amenities such as a smart tv, SMEG fridge, munchies box, ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower and much more. Most importantly our beds are uber comfortable so you are guaranteed a relaxing and peaceful night’s sleep. Layla’s and Americana Bar are also top restaurant and cocktail bar choices for food and drinks before a match or gig at The RDS Arena. Check out our dining choices and menus by clicking here.
Only moments from Grafton St you’ll find George’s St. Lined with great cafes, vintage shops and greata variety of bars, George’s St is hopping day and night. Just off George’s St you’ll find the treasure trove that is George’s St Arcade. Spend some time browsing the shops and stalls that line this beautiful old market place. You are certain to find something you just can’t do without.
The Devlin Dublin can be easily and quickly reached from Dublin City Centre via the Luas . The Devlin is a cool new hotel in Dublin located in Ranelagh in Dublin 6 and only moments from the Ranelagh Luas stop which is on the Luas Green Line.
Jump on the Green Luas line from the City Centre to reach The Devlin. From St Stephen’s Green it’s just an 8 minute journey to Ranelagh by the light urban rail system. The Devlin is less than 350m / 5minutes walk from Ranelagh Luas Station.
Use the Luas during your stay to go shopping or sightseeing in the city centre and the greater Dublin area. Head southbound to Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin’s premier shopping destination and home to leading and designer brands and stylish stores. Or into the City to see Grafton Street, Trinity College and sign up for a walking tour or bus tour of the major attractions. Book your stay at The Devlin to be at the centre of the action.
In Dublin for a business trip? The Devlin is conveniently located along the LUAS line, connecting you to both the city centre and also one of Dublin’s biggest business parks, Sandyford Industrial Estate. The Sandyford Industrial estate is home to some of Europe’s largest companies – including Vodafone, SalesForce, Microsoft and Accenture – and Beacon South Quarter.