A place to dine





A unique setting





A secure place for your car





A host of events for members, their families and guests

A home from home for you, your family and your car


Founded in 1901, the Royal Automobile Club is a private members' club, situated amidst the finest surroundings in central Dublin.

The club provides the most up-to-date facilities combined with classical and historic surroundings, offering a unique environment in which members can relax with their guests.

The club boasts two restaurants, a bar, members' reading room, and meeting rooms as well as the finest motoring history archive on this island, in the Guiness Seagrave Library.

Please note that the RIAC restaurant will CLOSE at 4pm on Friday 31st July for annual holidays and RE-OPEN Monday 17th August. All other club facilities will operate as normal. La Ruelle will continue to trade 5pm to midnight, Wednesday to Saturday.

The meeting rooms are available for business or for private functions and in-house catering is available.

The club has 140 secure parking spaces, a stone's throw from St Stephen's Green and secure supervised parking is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

If you wish to stay overnight in Dublin, our staff will provide you with a range of options all within easy walking distance of the club.

Members can also avail of excellent reciprocal club arrangements with London's Royal Automobile Club and the New Cavendish Club, and many other famous automobile clubs around the world.

3rd RIAC National Classic Car Show

The Royal Irish Automobile Club is delighted to announce that the 3rd RIAC National Classic Car Show will take place in the Simmonscourt Hall of the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016.

The Show will once again provide an unparalled display of the finest cars from the world of Irish Classic, Veteran and Vintage as well as family entertainment, Motorsport displays and restoration product suppliers, showcasing all aspects of the old car movement in Ireland. Classic car clubs from all parts of Ireland will once again provide outstanding displays and there will also be a number of themed feature stands – several of which will feature marques that have never previously been displayed in Ireland.

Full details, including the theme of the 2016 Show will be carried in the September issue (on sale 18th August) of the Show’s media partner – Irish Vintage Scene Magazine – together with details of how Clubs can apply online for stand space.

CLICK HERE for highlights of the 2nd show

RIAC Restaurant lunch menu

The new RIAC Restaurant lunch menu for members and guests has begun on a two week rolling cycle. Click here for a copy of the menu. Salads, sandwiches and wines from the La Ruelle list are provided all year round.

La Ruelle Wine Bar Hosting

Planning to host a special party or event at the club? Avail of La Ruelle's in-house wine bar hosting service. Contact Christophe or Breda at +353 1 677 5151 or +353 1 679 9544 or visit them on Facebook. MORE>


To enquire about membership, contact Breda Keating at +353 1 677 5141
or email info@riac.ie.

News & Events

Click here for the latest news and events at RIAC

RIAC Archive Visit to Irish Military War Museum - 29 July

An opportunity for members and guests to visit this newly-opened unique museum - come and discover for yourself why it has attracted such excellent reviews. For further details and reservations click here MORE>

RIAC Pioneer Run and Classic and Sport Car Run

Both events took place on 13th June finishing up with a BBQ at Barberstown Castle - as always. a thoroughly enjoyable day. MORE>

FIA launches online road safety pledge

The FIA has launched a new online pledge aimed at promoting road safety and committing drivers to obey the rules of the road, as part of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. MORE>

FIA President's Letter

The President's Letter, March 2015, gives details of some of the many exciting events in the motor sport and motoring community over the next few months. Further details on our News and Events page MORE>

Penalty Points Update

Minister Donohoe announces increased penalty points for 9 offences with 14 additional offences now attracting points as well as new offences for learners and novice drivers. For further details, click MORE>