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Clubs & Societies

Student Life at RCSI is a rich and exciting experience. Students are encouraged to participate in many extra-curricular activities to help make friends from different paths of life, manage stress levels and create memories that you will carry for the rest of your life.



There are currently 32 sports clubs in RCSI, as varied as Archery, Chess, Equestrian, Karate, Rugby and GAA. You can join as many as you like at any proficiency level, even if you are an absolute beginner.

The College currently offers a small but well equiped gym and basketball court, with a new gym being built in the new academic building on St Stephen's Green. This will be completed in March 2017.

RCSI has playing fields and courts at its sports grounds at Dardistown on the Swords Road, Dublin. It includes a flood-lit rugby pitch, soccer pitch and cricket wicket. In addition, all-weather hockey, football and tennis facilities are available.



There are currently 44 societies active at RCSI, as varied as Canadian-Irish Medical Students' Association (CIMSA), Caribbean-African Society (CAS), Biological Society, Surgical Society, Penang Medical College Students Association (PMCSA), Middle East Students Association (MESA), American Medical Students Association (AMSA), Pakistan India Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Students Society (PIBS), and of course, not to forget the Irish Society, and many, many more.
Societies develop a wide range of skills outside the classrooom environment. Participation is very much encouraged as part of the holistic development of students.


American Medical Students Association Archery
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Society   Athletics
Art Society


Biological Society

Basketball Ladies 

Canadian Irish Medical Student Association Basketball Mens
Cancer Society


Carribean African Society Climbing
Choral Society Cricket
Christian Union Cycling
Critters Soceity Equestrian
Dance Society GAA Ladies
Debate Society GAA Mens
Divercsity - Student Newspaper Golf
Royal College Players Society - Drama Hockey Ladies
Emergency Society

Hockey Mens

Environmental Society Judo
Friends of MSF Society Karate
Gourmet Society Kickboxing
Healthcare Innovation Society Kitesurfing
Irish Society Netball
Islamic Society Powerlifting
Leadership and Healthcare Management Society Polo
LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Society


Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)

Rugby Ladies

Music Society


Neuroscience Society


Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society


Ophthalmology Society

Soccer Ladies

Orthopaedic Society


Paediatric Society


PIBS - Pakistan,India Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Society


Partners in Health Engage Society


PMCSA - Penang Medical College Student Association

Tag Rugby

Pharmacy Society


Philosophical and Literary Society

Volleyball Ladies

Photography Society

Volleyball Mens



Psychiatry Society


Psychology Society  
Radiology Society  
Red Cross Society  
Surgeons FM  
Surgical Society  
Unicef Society  


Please see below for a list of all current RCSI Societies

For further information about Student Life at RCSI, please contact the Student Services Office.