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outhern California-based Paul Maguire and
Siobhan Gogan (both Class of 1983) and their
daughters, recent graduates Sinead (Class of
2012) and Ailbhe (Class of 2014) are all RCSI
alumni with a strong sense of connection to the
College. Paul and Siobhan told RCSI Matters why their
RCSI links are important to the family.
Could you outline your early
connections with the College? I believe that you and
Paul first met at RCSI in Dublin?
We both met on the first day of college in 1977.
I came over from Chicago to Ireland to do a pre-university
course in Merrion Square. Both my parents were from Dublin
and had emigrated to Chicago in the 1950s. My dad was a
medical school graduate from Trinity.
I was born in California to Irish emigrants who also
came to California in the 1950s. Both parents were medical
school graduates from UCG. In the early `70s, they returned
to Dublin and I went to Glenstal before doing a pre-
university course at Ringsend.
From SoCal to Drogheda,
Maguires maintain RCSI links
The Maguire family, all proud RCSI alumni, pictured at the RCSI Graduation in June 2014: Dr Sinead Maguire, Class of
2012; Dr Ailbhe Maguire, Class of 2014; Dr Siobhan Gogan, Class of 1983; and Dr Paul Maguire, Class of 1983.