About us


Rotary is a worldwide service organization for business men and business women of all ages who wish to use their personal skills and resources to help others less fortunate than themselves both nationally and internationally. Rotary is non-political, non-religious and is open to all those who share our wish to serve others and have fun in the process.



Rotary was started in Chicago USA in 1905 by a lawyer, Paul Harris, as a business network that also served the needy. Their motto and ours is still Service above Self “

The Rotary Club, Dublin was founded in 1911 and was the first Rotary Club outside North America. There are now over 32,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries. Being a member of one means that you can visit all, make acquaintances, and assist in humanitarian work.

We meet for lunch every Monday (except bank holidays) in the Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street Dublin 4 at 12.45 pm finishing at 2.00 pm sharp. 

We also have Fellowship evening meetings, once a month, on a Wednesday, mainly to accommodate members who cannot attend lunch meetings. These meetings start at 6 PM and finish at 7 PM and are also held in the Grand Canal Hotel.

Members serve on various committees carrying out service projects both here and, overseas.

We invite guest speakers to our lunches, and we discuss our projects and topics of concern.

We get many overseas visiting Rotarians and we are linked to several European Rotary groups.

Our Rotary year runs from July to June and is full of events both social as well as practical, all in the service of others.







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Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 19th March 12.45

Weekly Monday's meetings

Alan Nolan CEO, SIMI(TBC)

Monday 26th March 12.45

Weekly Monday's meetings

Yvonne Almo O'Connor Vice Chair Irish Jewish Museum

Monday 2nd April 12.45

Weekly Monday's meetings

Easter Monday no meeting

Monday 9th April 12.45

Weekly Monday's meetings


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 12:45
(Except Bank Holidays. We meet for lunch at a cost of 19 euro. Normally we have a short lecture on a topical issue.If you would like to attend please contact us at tkedits@eircom.net)
The Grand Canal Hotel
Grand Canal Street Upper
Dublin D04X5X7  00353 1 6461000

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