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Local senior citizens to dance the night away at annual RCSI Ballroom of Romance

12 July 2015

More than 350 senior citizens visited RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) on Thursday 9th July for a night of entertainment, singing and dancing at the Ballroom of Romance. This is the fifth year that RCSI hosted this annual event for senior citizens living in the catchment area of the College.

The event was organised by Maria Kelly, REACH (Recreation, Education and Community Health) RCSI Programme Manager, in partnership with Dublin City Council South East Area Community Development team. Local Community Gardaí, Aidan Monahan and Wayne Carey also volunteered their time for the event.

Entertainment on the night was provided by the ever-popular Garda Band and the MC, Gary Meade, got the guests in to mood for dancing by singing some light swing jazz at the beginning.

REACH RCSI works in partnership with primary and post primary schools, youth and community groups together with the local community on the design and delivery of educational initiatives including grinds clubs, science workshops, sports & health programmes and an education information service.

RCSI is among the top 50 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education University World Rankings, 2014-15). It is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.