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

Frequently asked questions

Please click on the below links to view the answers to Alumni Gathering FAQs.

Registration queries/Issues


Reserved tables at dinners

Can I bring guests?

Special dietary requirements

Discounted tux hire

Disability access

Dublin tourist information

Registration queries/issues

How do I register my attendance at the Alumni Gathering 2017?

You can register your attendance online here.

The first page will ask for your contact details. Please note: You will also be asked to submit a short biography of no more than 250 words.

The second page lists all the Alumni Gathering events; simply choose the events you wish to attend.

The third and final page requests your payment information - payment can be made by credit card or Visa, but we cannot accept payment by American Express.

As soon as you have inputted your payment information, please press the 'OK' button once. Within a few seconds, a confirmation page will appear and you will also receive a confirmation email. 

I have registered online but I have not received a confirmation email.

Please check your email's junk/spam folder. If there is no email in this folder, please contact us on 00353 1 402 2498 or email

I have already registered online but I now wish to book additional events.

Please complete the online registration form again (click here). However, this time, you only need to input the contact details marked required 'REQ' on the first page.

I require a refund

If you can no longer attend all or part of the Alumni Gathering 2017, please email requesting a refund. Refunds can take up to 14 working days to process. Please note: Refunds after 18 August 2017 will be at the discretion of RCSI.

I have a payment issue

Please contact our Events Office on 00353 1 402 2498 or email Please note: Our online booking system does not accept American Express.

I require a Visa Invitation Letter

If you are travelling from a country that requires you to have a visa, please register for the Alumni Gathering 2017 and then email seeking a Visa Invitation Letter; we cannot supply you with a Visa Invitation Letter until after you have registered to attend.

Please include your full name as noted on your passport, as well as the full name(s) of any accompanying guests.



How do I book hotel accommodation?

Please click here for a full list of discounted hotels and the contact information for RCSI Travel. All hotel bookings must be made through RCSI Travel in order to avail of the discounted hotel rates.

Can I stay in student accommodation?

No. Unfortunately, we do not have any student accommodation available.


Reserved tables at dinners

At both the Reunion and Gala Dinners, you will be sat at free seating tables with your Class. However, if you have 10 guests/classmates you wish to sit with, you can request a private table at the time of your online booking registration. Or email


Can I bring Guests?

Guests are most welcome to all events. We simply ask that you are mindful that all events have a limited capacity, and that you let us know in advance if guests are no longer able to attend.

Traditionally, dinners are limited to spouses/partners only, but it is at your discretion, and the event's capacity, if you wish to bring additional guests.

Children under 16 are not permitted to attend any of the dinners or evening functions.

Special dietary requirements

You will be/will have been asked when registering if you have any special dietary requirements. At all events, we will always have both Halal and vegetarian options available.

If you have a severe food allergy or you wish to discuss your requirements, please contact us on 00353 1 402 2498 or email

Discounted Tux Hire

Discounted tux hire is available from Protocol for Men - €60 for tux only and €75 for tux, shirt and bow. Please quote RCSI when booking.

Collection can be arranged with prior-booking on Saturday, and drop-off is available on Sunday, from 12.30 - 17.00.

Address: 42 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 677 2777


Disability access

Please email us at to advise us of your/your guest's requirements.


Dublin tourist information

RCSI will host an RCSI Walking Tour of RCSI and St Stephen’s Green. However, Dublin offers many other tour excursions, please view Highly recommended are the Viking Splash Tour, National Gallery of Ireland and the Chester Beatty Library.