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Showing posts from September, 2015

Get Ready for Culture Night 2015!

Courtesy of David Carus It's tomorrow! RCSI will celebrate the culture of Dublin and Ireland as well as the cultures of a number of other countries. Culture Night will kick off with a series of special performances at the St Stephen's Green entrance to the College, where you can see a variety of musical and dancing performances that showcase the cultures of just some of the 60+ countries where our students come from. These will take place from 5.30pm until 6pm.  Inside the College, you can take a self-guided tour or talk to a member of the RCSI Culture Night team to learn about the rich heritage and history of RCSI and the part it has played in shaping 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. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night. - Researched and written by Meadhbh Murphy

Unsolved Mystery: The Deceased Dentist

RCSI Heritage Collections are appealing to you, the virtual community, to help locate a relative, photo or any information about a graduate of dentistry from the College who is to feature in our 2016 exhibition  Surgeons & Insurgents: RCSI and the Easter Rising ---------------------------------------------------------------- Are you related to  Charles Hachette Hyland (LDS RCSI 1907)? Charles Hachette Hyland was born in Dublin in 1887 to Charles and Martha who lived in 5 Percy Place, Dublin 4. Charles Snr was manager of the Gaiety Theatre for many decades and celebrated his silver anniversary there in 1904. Charles was the eldest of five children; Hugh, Eileen, Gerard and Winifred.  1911 Census courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland Charles studied dentistry in the College and received his licence (LDS RCSI) in 1907. He married Kathleen and by 1916 they had one son, Charles. Unfortunately it is in 1916 when tragedy struck the young Hyland family. C

'Outsider Women'

Last night was the launch of ' Outsider Women ' an online exhibition of digitised archival collections from RCSI, Maynooth University and DCU: St Patrick's College through the 3U Partnership .  This online exhibition explores the lives of Emily Winifred Dickson (FRCSI 1893), Agnes O' Farrelly (Irish language activist and writer) and Teresa Deevy (playwright). These women lived in different time periods and social worlds but are connected by two major themes - their contribution to their societies and their status as outsiders, either in their contemporary world or in our subsequent historical recordings of it. All three collections have been catalogued, digitised and made available through their own standalone websites. Click on the links below to visit each one Emily Winifred Dickson  Agnes O' Farrelly Teresa Deevy In a video and essay Dr Jennifer Redmond, Lecturer in Twentieth Century Irish History in the Department of History at Maynooth Unive