Our diverse collections tell the story of medicine, health, and medical education in Ireland




A unique insight into the medical profession, medical education and patient care in Ireland. Documents range from the administrative to the personal, from minute books to love poems.

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Dun's Library

20,000 items representing over 300 years of medical education and advancements in Ireland. Covering all aspects of medicine, and the related sciences, from the 17th century to 1950.

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Family History

Is there a doctor in your family tree? Did one of your ancestors study or practice medicine in Ireland? If so, we may be able to help you find out more about them, and their medical career.

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Objects and Artworks

An eclectic collection of portraits, historical curiosities, medical instruments and materia medica specimens dating from the 17th century to the present.

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Digital Collections

The digitisation of our collections is an ongoing process, with additional content being added regularly.

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Our building

The story behind our beautiful home on Kildare Street, and why it took so long for the College to find its home

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Use of images

Our images can be used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs creative commons licence. You can share our images for non-commercial purposes, providing that you credit us. For commercial use of our images, please contact us.

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