Commodore's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure as Commodore of the Royal Irish Yacht Club to welcome you to the Club's web site 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.

Vote for Boat of the Year

The Irish Cruiser-Racing Association’s (ICRA) Annual Conference has now been moved to a different time-frame, scheduled for Saturday 5th March 2016 in Limerick. But with sailing folk all agog to hear the announcement of the ICRA Boat of the Year 2015 in a week’s time after voting among members to give some happy crew (or crews) an early Christmas present.

Ireland’s First Published Sailing Directions, and the Pirate Harbours of Cape Clear,Thursday 3rd December

A fascinating and visual account of how to sail around the Irish coast and harbours four hundred years ago.
Published in 1612 in Amsterdam by Holland’s leading cartographer, this was the predecessor of the today’s Irish Cruising Club Sailing Directions. Hal Sisk will describe the back story as to how piracy in West Cork caused this remarkable book to be published, how he discovered it 45 years ago, and finally translated it despite its haphazard spelling, punctuation and grammar, multiple antique fonts, and even 17th century handwriting.

A Taste of Christmas, Saturday 5th December

Seven Course Tasting Menu at 7.30pm

Enjoy late night Jazz in the Drawing Room after dinner

Only €40pp

Menu will be published next week. 
Gather your friends and family together for this unique RIYC Dining experience. Book now 

Christmas 2015

For generations RIYC members have been making Christmas a special time of year in the Club; friends and family get together to enjoy a convivial atmosphere. On Saturday 12th December, Santa will be visiting the Club, so bring along your children or grandchildren. On Monday 14th December the Ryan family will lead the carol singing in the Drawing Room for members big and small to kick start the festive season by enjoying mulled wine and mince pies, followed by a festive supper in the Dining Room.

Our catering team have reviewed the RIYC Christmas offering and have created several menus from  Table d'hote to buffet for you to entertain your friends, family and colleagues. Rooms in the Club are available for private dinners and parties and of course we have our wonderful traditional lunches.