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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

Disability access

Discounted Tux Hire

Dublin tourist information


Please note: Carpark Facilities are available behind RCSI in QPARK.

View the car-parking rates here

Registration queries/issues

How do I register my attendance at the Alumni Gathering 2019?

You can register your attendance online here

Please note: As part of the form, you will be asked to submit a short biography of no more than 250 words. This is optional but we recommend that you have it prepared in advance to avoid the page timing-out.

Page 1 will ask for your contact details.

Pages 3-5 list all the Alumni Gathering events in time and date order; simply choose the events you wish to attend and the number of tickets required. You will also be asked to provide your guest name(s), dietary requirements, and biography at this stage. 

The 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 'Pay Now' 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 +353 1 402 2437 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 2019, please email requesting a refund. Refunds can take up to 14 working days to process. Please note: Refunds after 9th August 2019 will be at the discretion of RCSI.

I have a payment issue

Please contact our Events Office on +353 1 402 2437 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 2019 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. RCSI Travel can also arrange your flights. 

Can I stay in student accommodation?

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


Reserved tables at dinners

At all dinners, you will be sat at free seating tables with your Class. However, for the Gala Dinner only, if you have 10-12 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 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 +353 1 402 2437 or email

Disability access

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

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



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.