Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Hire of academic dress

Dr Sinead Spencer, 2017 graduate 

RCSI June and November Conferring Ceremonies

Phelan Conan Ltd. are the academic dress providers for RCSI Conferrings.

Gowns must be pre-ordered online directly through Phelan Conan, please visit, select 'student hire' and 'RCSI' and follow the instructions.

All queries relating to academic dress hire should be made directly to Phelan Conan on +353 1 429 5300 or by emailing


  • The cost for pre-ordering a gown online is €45
  • Gowns hired on the day of conferring will cost €50

RCSI July and December Conferring Ceremonies

RCSI provide the academic dress for the Conferring Ceremonies of Fellows, Members and Diplomates which take place in July and December free of charge.

Gowns will be provided on your arrival to RCSI for registration.

Conferring day

It is recommended that you bring safety pins and hair clips with you to secure your cap and hood.