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Want to know who the 'O'Flanagan' Theatre was named after? Read on...

On his centenary year, we take a look at the life of a man who was a key player in the development and progression of the Royal College Surgeons Ireland-  Harry O’Flanagan, MD, FRCPI, FRSCI (Hon), FFCM, DPH and former Registrar of RCSI (1962-1980). Born in Dublin in 1917, Dr Harry O’Flanagan was the eldest son of Henry O’Flanagan, a well-known and successful business merchant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary and Miriam (Chew), a theater sister at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Harry grew up and spent his early childhood years in Roscrea, from where he went to school in Castleknock College, Dublin. He entered the Royal College of Surgeons in 1934 and after qualifying in 1939 he did his internship in the Richmond Hospital, Dublin.   RCSI Roll of Licentiates (RCSI/LIC/02) (Click to view) Dr O’Flanagan went on to obtain a Diploma in Health in 1941 and two years later he was appointed Assistant Medical Officer of Health in the Rhondda Valley, Wales. In 1944, he joined the