It gives me great pleasure as Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club to welcome you to the Club's website which I hope you will find informative and helpful. The Royal Irish Yacht Club is situated in a central location in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with excellent access and visiting sailors can be sure of a special welcome.

The Club was founded in 1831 and features the first purpose-built Yacht Clubhouse in the world - for the full Club History click here. The building is now a listed structure and retains to this day all its original architectural features combined with state of the art facilities for sailors both ashore and afloat.

RIYC welcomes Bobby Kerr - Friday 12th May 19.30 hrs

Bobby will share with us ALONG HOME SHORES, the story of the making of an 8 part documentary for Irish television.
His 720 mile nautical journey taking in the Irish Coast and Inland waterways, which include some fascinating characters as well as showcasing our great Irish history of maritime culture.

The talk will be presented in the Dining Room at 19.30 hrs followed by dinner €27, please book with  members table will be available and guests are welcome.


The Annual Pearl Lunch, is a celebration of our Members who have 30 Years or more Membership. 
In it’s sixth year, Michael Kennedy M.R.I.A. will give a talk on the history of the Harbour and war in the Irish Sea up to 1917 entitled: ‘Progress, war and upheaval - Dún Laoghaire Harbour one hundred years ago as revealed from the archives of Irish Lights’  Price €27, per person Book Here

See Dr Kennedy's Bio here


Booking for the 2017 Junior Summer Sailing is now open!

Courses will start on the 6th June and run through the summer until August. Courses cover all levels and there are a small number of charter boats available.
Book online HERE, or download the form HERE and send it back to the Club.

RIYC Rosè Lunch - Friday, 2nd June 13.00 hrs

Bookings for the Rosè Lunch are now open.
Join us for this ever popular event, reserve your seat now.

Price is €40 per person, and guests are welcome.
Menu coming soon.....