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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 Leadership and Healthcare Management Society  Archery  Rugby Ladies
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Society    LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Society Athletics  Running
Art Society  Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)


Biological Society  Music Society

Basketball Ladies 

Canadian Irish Medical Student Association  Neuroscience Society Basketball Mens  Softball
Cancer Society  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society


Carribean African Society  Ophthalmology Society Climbing  Swimming
Choral Society  Orthopaedic Society Cricket  Tabletennis
Christian Union  Paediatric Society Cycling  Tag Rugby
Critters Soceity  PIBS - Pakistan,India Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Society Equestrian  Tennis
Dance Society  Partners in Health Engage Society GAA Ladies  Volleyball Ladies
Debate Society  PMCSA - Penang Medical College Student Association GAA Mens  Volleyball Mens
Divercsity - Student Newspaper  Pharmacy Society Golf  Yoga
Royal College Players Society - Drama  Philosophical and Literary Society Hockey Ladies  
Emergency Society  Photography Society

Hockey Mens

Environmental Society  Physiotherapy Judo  
Friends of MSF Society  Psychiatry Society Karate  
Gourmet Society  Psychology Society Kickboxing  
Healthcare Innovation Society  Radiology Society Kitesurfing  
Irish Society  Red Cross Society Netball  
Islamic Society  Surgeons FM Powerlifting  
   Surgical Society Polo  
   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.