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Members' Club

RDS Members' Club

The RDS Members' Club offers luxurious and beautifully restored rooms, situated in the prime location of Ballsbridge; an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Dublin. It provides an elegant backdrop and the ultimate in comfort for entertaining friends or meeting clients.

The kitchen in the Members' Club rates among the finest in Dublin. Delicious light meals are served in the Thomas Prior Room and the Samuel Madden Room, while the Dining Room provides a more formal dining area with a superb three course table d’hôte lunch and carefully selected wine list.

Members are welcome to bring guests to their Members' Club.

Members' Meeting Rooms

There are two meeting rooms available exclusively to RDS Members. Our smaller meeting room is available on a complimentary basis three times per year. To book, or for details on our larger conference Room, please contact the Members’ Club on + 353 1 668 9244 or + 353 1 240 7296, ext 336.

Other rooms available for meetings include the President's Room, the Merrion and Minerva rooms and the RDS Commercial team will be happy to discuss our extensive conference and event facilities with you.

Opening hours and Reservations

  • The Members’ Club is open Monday to Friday to Members and their guests from 9.00am – 6.00pm: Friday evening dining takes place twice a month; the club may open outside these hours to coincide with certain events.
  • Light lunch is served in the Thomas Prior Lounge and the Samuel Madden Room from Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 3.00pm (booking is not required).
  • Afternoon tea is also served in these rooms from Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
  • A more formal two/three course lunch is available in the Dining Room from Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 2.30pm (booking is required). Supper/snacks are often served in the evening to coincide with certain exhibitions, events and lectures.

Friday Evening Dining (table d’hote) is available on the first and third Fridays of each month with orders taken from 6.15pm to 8.00pm and the Members' Bar closes at 11.00pm. Booking is essential for this.

Private functions

The Members' Club is available for private functions outside of normal business hours. For further information please contact the Members’ Club on + 353 1 668 9244 or + 353 1 240 7296, ext 336.

For any further information, please contact the Members' Reception at + 353 1 240 7296 or via email at members@rds.ie.

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