The Friends continue to fundraise for equipment for The Royal Hospital Donnybrook

You can donate by Debit or Credit Card  Phone 01 497 1921 

By Direct Transfer:

NAME:    Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook

IBAN:       IE71 BOFI 9013 5141 4669 07 

BIC:          BOFIIE2D 

REF:          Please ensure to put your name in as the reference 

By Post:  Friends of RHD, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4       

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New 2021 Ambulance Bus funded by the Friends Annual Golf Day

Our Events for 2022 are as follows:

  1. 31st Annual Golf Day 24th May 2022 – Elm Park Golf Club
  2. Herbert Park Vintage Car Show – Sunday 5th June.  This event is run by James Cullen in aid of FRHD
  3. Family Fun Day with Beechwood Footbal Club – 11th June 2022
  4. Ladies Fundraising Lunch in The Merrion Hotel Friday 30th September 2022
  5. Robin Simpson Memorial Walk – Glendalough Saturday, 1st October 2022

What Happened in 2021

  • Fundraising Bridge virtual event run by John Coulter, President of Milltown Golf Club Bridge.
  • 30th Annual Golf Day in Elm Park Golf Club raising almost €40,000
  • Friends 2nd Ladies Lunch in The Merrion Hotel raising €32,500 

The Friends provided tablets to patients and residents so that they could have visual calls with family and friends. 

A visitation Co-Ordinator was appointed to allow for safe visitation and a Marquee was in place for 3 months which allowed for more visits and exercise classes for residents and staff alike.

The Friends approved funding for The Scholars Program.

A new Music Therapy trial was approved and commenced in January 2022

What Happened in 2020?

Physio Gym Project

In 2020, funds that were raised went towards the refurbishment and upgrading of the Gym in the Physiotherapy Department.   Well done to Elaine Ross the department manager for driving this project.  Physio Gym Project 2020 (click to view)

November 2020

We took delivery of a new Peugeot Boxer Van and it has been sent to be converted into a Wheelchair Accessible Bus.  This bus was funded by the proceeds from our 2019 Annual Golf Day.

February 2020

In February 2020 the Coffee Shop was painted and supplied with new tables and chairs.  The concourse area was also treated to some new furniture.

Seating In the Concourse

May 2020

In May we took delivery of Tanita which is a scales which gives multi-frequency body composition analysis

The  COVID Pandemic Restrictions made it very difficult for Residents, Patients and Staff in RHD to keep up good sprits when Visitors were not allowed to visit relatives and friends.  We were delighted to supply 20 x 10″ tablets to the wards so that communications could be visual for everyone.


Our  2019 Family Fun Day raised enough money to refurbish two of the family rooms in the hospital.  This will be completed when COVID restrictions are lifted sufficiently to allow works to be carried out.

Our Fundraising Events for 2020 were:

Over the years the friends have donated lots of new equipment…

Ambulance Bus

Andago Gait Trainer

High Support Wheelchairs