Old Drogheda Society
Event Promotion from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn
Following on from the success of the 2013 Heritage Week activities at RCSI (our public tours finished as a runner-up in the ‘Best Interactive Event' category) the same historic tours of the RCSI building will take place twice daily from Wednesday 27th August to Friday 29th August. That's not all...
This year, as well as the tours, on each of the three days, RCSI will host a lecture that highlight's the College's illustrious heritage. The topics of these lectures, to be held in the Albert Lecture Theatre on each evening at 6pm, will be:
• "Beguiling and Brilliant: The Medics of RCSI" by Meadhbh Murphy, Archivist at the RCSI Mercer Library - Wednesday 27th August
• "The Role of Surgeons in World War I" by Mr Joe Duignan, retired Consultant Surgeon & former member of RCSI Council - Thursday 28th August
• "Surgeons Halls" by Professor Clive Lee, Head of RCSI Department of Anatomy - Friday 29th August
The tours will be led by the Head and Deputy-Head Porters of RCSI, Frank Donegan and Bryan Sheils and will last approximately one hour. During the tours, attendees will learn the history of the College and the part it has played in both local and national history, including when the building was seized by rebels led by Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz during the 1916 Easter Rising. Tours of the building will take place at 11am and 4pm on each day departing from the York Street entrance to the College.
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Frank Donegan leads a tour of RCSI during Heritage Week 2013
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These events are completely open and free of charge to the public. However, pre-registration is essential, due to limited capacity. You can register here for the tours and lectures.
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Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & HeritageMillmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097