About Us


The Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook is a charity dedicated to supporting The Royal Hospital Donnybrook and it’s patients.  Our mission is to raise much needed funds to support research, equipment and capital projects which will enhance the facilities, comfort and care provided to the patients at the hospital.”

Watch our short video to find out more about The Friends

The Friends are delighted with the new ANDAGO (only one in Ireland)



The Friends of The Royal Hospital Donnybrook (FRHD), founded by Mr. Dick Tennant, was registered as a Charitable Company in 1989.

The Friends and RHD have a wonderful collection of paintings by Irish and International artists which is on permanent display in the Hospital to be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors.

Over the years “The Friends” have funded a number of research programmes and have made major contributions to capital projects such as upgrading wards and developing new services. Perhaps the most visible signs of The Friends’ contribution is in patient care where many valuable services such as additional ambulances, a coffee shop and a raised garden for patients have been provided.  Most recently The Friends have purchased the ANDAGO, this is the first machine of its kind in Ireland.  The Andago is a gait trainer which allows patients to walk in weeks instead of months.

We have recently taken delivery of 16 power wheelchairs which the patients of RHD will put to good use.

We are currently renovating two of the Family rooms in the hospital where patients and their families can enjoy a more comfortable space to be together.

We have ordered a new Wheelchair Accessible Bus for the hospital and hope to take delivery in June 2020.

2020 Events

“The Friends” have many events during the year;

If you would like to make a donation to “The Friends”, you may do so by clicking here.

Charity Number:  20025199