We will be carrying out essential maintenance on our website from 19:00 on December 3 until 8:30 on December 4 2020. During this downtime you will not be able to book courses, exams or events, complete applications to training programmes, or make online payments. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have had to make some changes to how we provide access to our collections. We are currently closed to researchers until the new year.
When we re-open to researchers, there will be additional restrictions in place;
Is there an Irish doctor in your family tree? If you are interested in family history research you’re welcome to make an appointment to access our collections in the research room. If you can’t make it in person, we also offer a paid genealogy research service
We offer guided tours of our beautiful home on Kildare Street, subject to the availability of the building. The building is also open to the public annually for Heritage Week and Culture Night. Please contact us for more details.
We curate changing exhibition on topics relating to the history of medicine in Ireland. Visit our exhibitions page to find out about current and past exhibitions.
To promote open access to our collections, images of material belonging to the College can be used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs creative commons licence. This means you can share our images for non-commercial purposed as long as you credit the College. If you would like to use one of our images for commercial purposes, then you need to contact us for permission. We offer a paid digital imaging service, and you can also bring your own digital camera to take images.
Harriet is Keeper of Collection and manages the RCPI Heritage Centre. Contact Harriet with any questions about the Heritage Centre, its collection and to make an appointment to visit.
Prof Brendan Kelly Dun's Librarian and a Fellow of the College. Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. As well as his medical qualifications Prof holds a PhD in the history of medicine, and has published extensively on the history of psychiatry, including Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2016), Custody, Care and Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry and Law in 19th-Century Ireland (History Press Ireland, 2014), Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014) and "He Lost Himself Completely": Shell Shock and its Treatment at Dublin's Richmond War Hospital (1916-19) (Liffey Press, 2014). As Dun's Librarian Prof Kelly has oversight of the Heritage Centre and is chair of the RCPI Library and Heritage Committee.