The Meteor Ireland Music Awards is Ireland’s biggest and most exciting music event of the year. The awards will be taking place in the RDS in Ballsbridge on Friday 15th of February, and special guests on the night will be the Saw Doctors who are receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Read on for more on the event, how to get to the venue and nearby Dublin hotels.
About The Meteors…
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards is the premier awards event for music in Ireland. The awards are divided into categories which include Best National DJ, Best Regional DJ, Best Irish Band, Best Irish Male, Best Irish Female, Best Irish Pop Act, Best Irish Album and the Best Irish Live Performance. The public can vote for their favourite in each category and the winner is based on this result.
Other categories, such as best international band, and other international categories are also awarded on the night, but these aren’t open for public voting.
Dara O’Briain, one of Ireland’s best-known comedians will host the awards; so you can be sure of an entertaining night! The Saw Doctors are receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and will also be performing along with The Coronas, Cathy Davey and an usual duet by The Republic of Loose and Sinead O Connor.
The awards kick off on Friday 15th of February at 8pm in the RDS Simmonscourt.
Voting online and from your mobile will remain open till Sunday 10th so be sure to get your votes in before the closing date. (Editor: Voting is now closed).
Tickets to the Meteors are available on www.ticketmaster.ie and are priced at €40
How to get to the RDS…
The RDS (Royal Dublin Society) concert and exhibition venue is located in the leafy Ballsbridge area of the city, about a 20 minute walk south of the city centre.
The RDS can be reached from the city centre on the bus routes 7, 5, and 45 which you can pick up on Nassau Street, next to Trinity College.
You could also hop on the DART train which stops at Lansdowne Station which is not far from the RDS.
If you’re walking from the city centre, just head south past Trinity College and onto Nassau Street. At the end of Nassau Street take a right onto Clare Street which leads onto Mount Street. After about 2kms you’ll come to the RDS on your right hand side.
Dublin hotels nearby…
If you want accommodation close to the venue, choose our Dublin hotels in Ballsbridge such as the Mount Herbert Hotel, the Lansdowne Hotel, the Roxford Lodge Hotel, the Tara Towers Hotel, the Herbert Park Hotel and the School House Hotel.
For other hotels in Dublin, see our full Dublin hotels listing.
Hope you enjoy the awards! Remember if you need help booking your accommodation or if you’ve queries on Dublin hotels then don’t hesitate to get in contact via the comment box below.