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Membership Benefits

By becoming a Member of the RDS you support our philanthropic work programme that spans the areas of the arts, agriculture, business, equestrianism and science. Members can also play a leadership role in this work programme and all new Members are encouraged to get involved. But there are many other benefits to Membership too, including:

RDS Members’ Club

  • Exclusive access to the RDS Members’ Club with superb dining facilities for you and your guests
  • Complimentary car parking for you and guests when using the Members’ facilities or attending events (subject to restrictions)
  • Private and corporate entertainment opportunities
  • 10% discount on food and beverage spend (on any top-ups applied to card)

Business Facilities

  • Use of the Members’ Club business facilities, including room hire and complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary use of meeting rooms within the RDS Members’ Club up to three times per year (pre-booked)
  • Other meeting rooms also available to hire

Member Events (also available to Members’ Guests)

  • A dedicated programme of Business Members’ Networking events
  • RDS Economic Vision 2020 Series
  • Members’ cultural events including opera, theatre and other social events
  • RDS Library Speaker Series

Reciprocal Clubs

  • Reciprocal arrangements with over 70 Members’ Clubs located all over the world


  • Rugby hospitality options (Six Nations and selected Leinster games)
  • Private room hire
  • Full bar

Library & Archives

  • Borrowing privileges in the RDS Library
  • Hotdesking for business or personal use

Dublin Horse Show

  • Complimentary general admission to the Dublin Horse Show and access to the Members’ Bar at the Main Arena
  • An opportunity to pre-book a complimentary seated stand ticket in the Main Arena
  • Discounted competitor entry fees to the Dublin Horse Show

RDS Bridge Club

  • By becoming a Member of the RDS you automatically become a Member of the RDS Bridge Club.  The RDS Bridge Club play Bridge every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the RDS Library and welcome all new Members.  For further bridge information go to:  RDS Bridge Club

Other Benefits

  • An opportunity to become involved with the Society’s philanthropic work
  • Voting rights and election privileges (individual Members only)
  • Alignment with the RDS brand at local, national and international level

For further information please contact:

Catherine Jordan
Membership Development Manager
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7280
Fax: +353 (0) 1 660 4014
Email: members@rds.ie

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