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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, enterprise, 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



  • Luxurious hospitality options (Six Nations and all Leinster home matches)
  • 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 RDS Bridge Club play Bridge every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the RDS Library and welcome all new members.


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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