Events for 2020

We have set our dates for the following events.  More information will follow

23rd March 2020 – Annual Meeting 5.00 pm in RHD Concert Hall

6th June 2020 – Family Fun Day in the grounds of RHD

30th June 2020 – 29th Annual Golf Day in Elm Park Golf Club

18th September 2020 – Annual Fundraising Ladies Lunch – Merrion Hotel


Christmas Carols Sunday 8th December 2019

This year we are delighted to confirm that the Children’s Choir from St Brigids Girls School Cabinteely with their Choir Mistress Mrs Orla Gillan and The Elm  Park Choir will perform on the day.  Last year the afternoon was enjoyed by patients, families and friends of the hospital.  We look forward to seeing you all again this year.  Light refreshments will be served.

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019

Time 3.00pm in the Concert Hall of The Royal Hospital Donnybrook.


28th Annual Golf Day

We are delighted that our 28th Annual Golf day has successfully raised enough money to buy the Hospital a new Ambulance Bus.

The 29th Annual Golf Day is in the diary now for Tuesday, 30th June 2020.

Inaugural Ladies Fundraising Lunch

We are delighted that so many ladies enjoyed our inaugural ladies lunch hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan in the Garden Room of the Merrion Hotel on Friday 20th September.  The sun was shining in the garden for the drinks reception where we enjoyed music from the orchestra from Loreto College Foxrock. The Henriot Champagne reception was sponsored by Tindal Wines.

Our Chairman Oisín Quinn introduced the MC for the day – Miriam interviewed the Medical Director of RHD Dr Lisa Cogan where Lisa highlighted how important the Friends were to the hospital and that without their help the hospital would not be able to provide some of the specialized equipment that aids the patients with their rehab.

The hotel provided a beautiful meal and the opera music from The Drawing Room Opera Company between courses set the tone for a beautiful afternoon.

We had fabulous prizes all donated for our silent auction and raffle.  These included overnight stays in The Merrion Hotel, The Park Hotel in Kenmare, The Marker Hotel, Tickets to a show in the Board Gais Theatre, a very generous voucher from Louise Kennedy, hampers from Shiseido, Brown Thomas vouchers, a Lucy Nagle Cashmere Jumper, dinner at the Wild Goose in Ranelagh, blow dry’s from the Merrion Hair Salon donated by Ciaran Nevin, 3 dinner prizes from the Old Orchard in Rathfarnham, an Eames House Bird as featured on the Late Late Show, a Cormac Rowell design piece, Mink Manicure, cut and blow dry from Batik Hair Studio and lots more…

Many thanks to our many sponsors and in particular ;  The Merrion Hotel, Louise Kennedy, Shiseido, Big Red Cloud, Davy (wine sponsor) and Henriot Champagne

The date for 2020 has been provisionally booked for 18th September.


Fantastic Family Fun Day 8 June 2019

We are delighted to announce that we raised over €10,000 at our Family Fun Day.   Thank you to our main sponsor Eugene F Collins Solicitors and also to Home Instead and Big Red Cloud.   A huge thank you to Beechwood Football Club and all their volunteers who joined forces with us to make it such a success.  Another big thank you to the RHD volunteers who helped get the tables and chairs out to the pitches.