A unique body – a unique role
By becoming a Member of the RDS you are joining a tradition that has supported Ireland for almost three hundred years. Founded in 1731, the aim of the RDS is the same now as it was then: to see Ireland thrive culturally and economically. We work across the areas of the arts, agriculture, business, equestrianism and science in order to realise this aim.
Continuing to work in these areas, as we have done for generations, we celebrate indigenous success, showcase excellence and reward innovation and new thinking. We believe that investing in people, in the future generations, is an investment in the future success of Ireland. Our Members share these values, but also avail of the many benefits that RDS Membership brings.