Previous Events

Sunday 14th July, 11am-6pm Charity Open Day and Picnic, Ravens Oak Garden, Derryishal, nr Trawlebane, Bantry. Co. Cork

Come rain or shine, the beautiful Ravens Oak Garden is once again hosting a Charity Open Day in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.

Entrance to the garden is €5 with all proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Part of the West Cork Garden Trail, and located on the Sheeps Head Way, this colourful garden full of secret corners is a must-visit for any garden enthusiast or nature lover. 

For more information, please contact Susan on 027 53809.  GPS coordinates are 51.40.18 and 9.23.07

Thursday 11th July, 2pm Screening of 'Fire in The Blood', Galway Film Fleadh

We're delighted that the multi award-winning Fire in the Blood documentary will be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh. Jane-Ann McKenna, Head of Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland will introduce the screening and answer any questions from the audience afterwards.

An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the

countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, Fire in the Blood is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition that came together to stop the ‘Crime of the Century’ and save million of lives in the process.

Tickets from €6.50, through Galway Film Fleadh

Wednesday 12th June, 7.30pm, Table Quiz to launch 'Rothar Africa', The George Sailing Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Rothar Africa


The incredible fundraising undertakings for MSF continue! 

This September, two former MSF volunteers along with two friends, will cycle from Cairo to Capetown - a distance of more than 12,000 km - to raise funds for MSF and Room to Read.

Come along to the launch event on 12th June to support the team. 


Sunday 26th May, 11am - 5pm Africa Day, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin  *Check out the Africa Day photo gallery*

MSF Festival Tent
MSF Ireland is delighted to participate in Africa Day!

Play our Guess the Pills in the jar game; learn how we screen and treat children for malnutirion; and browse our photo display.  There will also be a dress-up corner for kids with toy medical kits and mini white-coats!

Returned volunteers will happily chat about their first-hand experience working with MSF in Africa and around the world.

Africa Day is a free public event, and will be a great day out for all the family. Visitor information available here. 

Friday 10th May, 9.00am MSF Scientific Day 2013 Live Stream

MSF Scientific Day provides a unique opportunity to find out about the latest medical and scientific research carried out in MSF’s field programmes around the world. This year’s event will be streamed live online at from 10.00am – 07.00pm.  

Topics include:
•    The keynote speech by international health expert, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation and TED talks alumnus Hans Rosling
•    Treatment in conflict and emergency settings including tuberculosis in Somalia and hepatitis E in South Sudan.
•    New approaches to preventing malaria in Mali and Chad, cholera vaccination in an outbreak in Guinea, and preventing malnutrition in Niger by cash transfer and food supplementation.
•    The role of social media and health looking at the effect of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis blogging about their experiences.

Friday 10th May, 7pm, Odeon Cinema, Blanchardstown, Dublin: Film Screening

Living in Emergency presents the unglamorous, seldom seen side of aid work as four MSF doctors struggle to provide emergency medical care in the war zones of Liberia and Congo. 

We're delighted that this feature documentary will be screened as part of the Fingal Film Festival 2013.  Tickets can be purchased online.

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Thursday April 25th, 1pm UCC Friends of MSF World Record Attempt!

UCC Friends of MSF World Record Attempt
On Thursday April 25th at 1pm in Brookfield Health Sciences complex UCC, UCC Friends of MSF are attempting to set the world record for the longest line of auscultations! 

We hope to set the record for the longest continuous line of people using stethoscopes. This event is to raise awareness for World Malaria Day.

Over half the worlds population are at risk of contracting Malaria yet it is classed as a neglected disease. We wish to raise awareness of this disease through this world record! We will be providing the stethoscopes! There will be food, music and guest speakers plus some wonderful surprises! So come along, invite your friends and help make history!

For more info please see

Monday 25th March, 11.00 Launch of Gasherbrum I & II 2013 expedition, Savoy Hotel, Limerick

Mark Quinn, Mt. Everest, 2011

In 2011, Limerick-based mountain climber Mark Quinn became the youngest Irish person to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest. 

This year, he is aiming to be the first Irish person to reach the summits of Gasherbrum I and II, also known as K4 and K5. 

We're delighted that Mark has chosen to raise funds through his expedition for MSF, and for Headstrong the Youth Mental Health Charity.

Find out more about the expedition here and if you'd like to make a donation click here



Thursday 14th March, 6.30pm TCD Friends of MSF Evening

TCD Friends of MSF and Trinity FrenchSoc will host a “Soirée MSF” or MSF Evening to explore medicine in the devleloping world, as well as the particular relevance of the French language given its role in the African continent.

They will also welcome two Irish MSF doctors, Dr. Emily Stenke and Dr. Sarah Geoghegan as well as a French politician to speak.

The seminar will take place in the Tercentenary Hall on the second floor of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on Pearse Street this Thursday 14th March 2013 at 6.30pm.

Please RSVP here


Thursday 21 - Thursday 28th February, 2013 Film Screening "Fire in the Blood", IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Fresh from the Sundance Film Festival, MSF is delighted to support the Irish premiere of Fire in the Blood, an intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice".

FITB trailer 29nov12 from Fire in the Blood on Vimeo.

The film runs from from 21st - 28th February at the IFI. Tickets are available directly from the IFI



Sunday 6th January 2013, 11.00am (Women's Little) Christmas Swim, Myrtleville Beach, Cork

UCC Friends of MSF after their Women


The brave & hardy Friends of MSF society at University College Cork kick off our 2013 events calendar with a fundraising dip in the Atlantic on Women's Little Christmas (6th Jan). 

To join in, or sponsor a swimmer, please contact the organisers through their facebook page

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Tuesday 18th December 2012, 8.30pm Screening of 'Living in Emergency' at Cinemax, The Quay, Bantry, Co. Cork

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MSF is delighted to bring this award-winning documentary to Bantry. All are welcome to attend, but we advise that this film is not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

Living in Emergency presents the unglamorous, seldom seen side of aid work as four MSF doctors struggle to provide emergency medical care in the war zones of Liberia and Congo.

MSF Ireland staff will be available afterwards to answer questions and discuss both the film and MSF's ongoing work internationally.

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Wednesday 12th December, 6.30 pm 'Inside Syria: MSF's Cave Hospital'  RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.  

Syria 2012 © MSF
MSF surgeon Paul McMaster will speak about his recent mission in Syria.

All are welcome to attend, entrance is free but donations will be gratefully accepted for MSF's programme in Syria. 

Seats are limited. RSVP to to reserve.

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Tuesday 4th December 2012, 7.00 pm :  Friends of MSF Ireland Talk at RCSI, 123 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Dr. Niamh Allen

Dr. Niamh Allen will speak about her mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Fundraising Manager Anne Connelly will speak about her mission as a Finance and Administration Manager in Central African Republic.

Dr. Niamh Allen is a hospital doctor from Dublin who was on an MSF mission  in Baraka, in the Democratic Republic of Congo with MSF. There she had been working in a 180 bed hospital in which malaria was the largest health problem.


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12 November 2012 6:30pm, University College Cork

UCC Friends of MSF society and UCC Surgical society

MSF anaesthetist Dr. Mark Campbell will share his experiences of working with MSF in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

This event is hosted jointly by UCC Surgical Society and UCC Friends of MSF.

It will be held in lecture theatre G10, UCC Brookfield Health Sciences Complex along college road at 6:30pm. 

All welcome!

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24 October 2012, 8.30pm, The Roundy, Cork: B Positives and Moustache Feeling Charity Gig

B Positives

An excellent night of live music and fun in Cork.  Tickets are 5€ with student ID, 8 without and all the proceeds go to MSF.

Click here for the full event details

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23rd October 2012, 7.30pm, Clinical Sciences Institute, University College Hospital Galway: An evening in Africa


NUI Galway

Two recently returned volunteers - a doctor and a finance/administration coordinator -  will give a talk about their experiences working with MSF in Niger and the Central African Republic.  This event is hosted by the Friends of MSF society at NUI Galway.  Further details available from

Confirm your attendance via facebook!

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MSF Ireland Week - 23rd - 30th September - Nationwide

Launch of MSF Ireland Week


We are delighted to announce the first ever 'MSF Ireland Week' which will be a programme of public events taking place in Dublin and other cities during the last week of September.  Please click the link above to be taken to the dedicated MSF Ireland Week page, or like us on



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Charity Open Day - 19th August - Raven's Oak Garden, Derryishal, Bantry, Co.Cork




Enjoy a beautiful garden in unspoilt West Cork countryside. Entrance €5, with all proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières.

Refreshments available or why not bring your own picnic.  For more information and directions please click here.

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MSF Exhibition at DLR Fusion - Saurday and Sunday July 28th and 29th, People's Park, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin

DLR Fusion


We are delighted to have been invited to participate in this family-oriented festival to celebrate diversity and interculturalism in Ireland.

MSF will have an interactive exhibition in the 'Pop-up Shop'.  Come along to meet our staff and volunteers, and find out about our work

in over 60 countries worldwide.

More information to follow, see DLR's website for further details

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South Sudan Information Evening - Wednesday 18th of July, 6.30PM-8.00PM, RIA, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

We are holding an MSF information evening focussing on the emergency in South Sudan.  

Jane-Ann McKenna in South Sudan July 2012

The lead speakers will be MSF Ireland Head of Office, Jane-Ann McKenna, who has been working in Jamam refugee camp for the past 2 weeks and Dr. Sarah Geoghegan, who has just returned home from a six-month mission.

There will also be a photo display highlighting MSF projects in South Sudan.

All are welcome but please contact Gareth Shaw to confirm your attendance on 01 660 3337 or at

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International Conference on Emergency Medicine - 27th - 30th June, The Convention Centre, Dublin 1


Calling all Emergency doctors!  Come and meet the MSF team at the ICEM this June.   

Recruiters from our Human Resources department will be on hand to answer any questions you have about volunteering overseas with MSF.

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Engineering in Development & Humanitarian Work - FREE Seminar 15th June, at LIT Tipperary (Thurles campus)

Engineering in Development and Humanitarian Work

MSF Water and Sanitation engineer, Adam Younis, will present a case study of treating wastewater during the cholera epidemic in Haiti at this free seminar hosted by

Engineers Ireland-thomond, and LIT Tipperary. 

This is a great opportunity for any engineers thinking about how they can put their skills to use overseas in a humanitarian or development capacity. 

The full programme and registration details can be viewed here, and twitter feed from @aidengineers

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Film screening 'The Positive Ladies Soccer Club' - Sunday 27th May, time TBC, CHQ Building & George's Dock, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1


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As part of the Africa Day Flagship Events, MSF will present the short documentary film 'The Positive Ladies Soccer Club'

Come along, meet some of MSF's Irish volunteers, and learn about our work in HIV and Aids projects around the world.

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Film screening 'Living in Emergency' - Friday 25th May, 8pm Camden Palace Arts Hotel, 1 Camden Quay, Cork

MSF is delighted to host the first Cork screening of Living in Emergency.

This documentary presents the unglamorous, seldom seen side of aid work as four MSF doctors struggle to provide emergency medical care in the war zones of Liberia and Congo.

MSF Ireland staff will be available afterwards to answer questions and discuss both the film and MSF's ongoing work internationally.

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MSF Information Evening - 10th May, 6.30pm Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork

Returned volunteers speaking at MSF Information Evening in Cork

All are welcome to attend the MSF Information Evening in Cork.

Two of our volunteers, anaesthetist Dr. Mark Campbell and laboratory sceintist Barrie Rooney will talk about their recent experiences on mission with MSF in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and in central Africa respectively.

A photo exhibition will also be on display. 

If you're an existing donor to MSF and want to learn more about how we put your money to use, or are interested in volunteering overseas with us in the future, this is not to be missed!

Email to register.  Map to the venue here. 

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Photo Exhibition - 16-27th January, Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

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MSF is delighted to be participating in a photo exhibition to celebrate the launch of the Council's new Integration Strategy and Action Plan "The Future is Ours."    

Call in and see recent images from our projects in Libya, Haiti, Japan and India.  More information here

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