Heritage Centre

    • Mar
    • 30

    Joseph Warwick Bigger

    Joseph Warwick Bigger was a renowned Professor of bacteriology and preventive medicine at the University of Dublin

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    • Mar
    • 19

    What's in a name?!

    Placing a name on the College of Physicians has been a complicated and sometimes controversial affair

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About us

We are a research and educational centre for the history of medicine and medical humanities in Ireland. We hold a unique collection of archives, manuscripts, books, images

Our collections

Our unique collection of library books, manuscripts, images and items relating to the history of RCPI, medicine and medical education is Ireland is open to all.

Heritage Centre blog

Keep up to date with news and events from the Heritage Centre and find out more about the history of medicine in Ireland with the RCPI Heritage Centre blog.

Adopt A Treasure

Our Adopt A Treasure programme encourages friends and supporters of RCPI's Heritage Centre to sponsor the restoration of items from our unique and fascinating collections. 

Tracing your medical ancestors

Is there a doctor in your family tree? If so, we can help you research your family history and discover more about your medical ancestors.

Collection Development

The development of our collections by the addition of new material is an important part of our work, and we are always happy to discuss potential donations.

History of RCPI

Since 1654 RCPI has been playing an central role in the development of medicine in Ireland. Discover the story of the foundation, growth and development of RCPI.

Book shop

Our book shop offers a select range of titles relating to the history of RCPI, as well as the contributions of some of our most famous Members and Fellows.