Welcome to Aois agus Eolas

Centre for Ageing, Neurosciences and the Humanities


Age-Related Health Care

William Stokes Unit

Tallaght Hospital - A Teaching Hospital of Trinity College Dublin


Aois agus Eolas honoured to be selected as one of three Irish research centres in Global Ageing Research Network of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, along with Irish Centre for Social Gerontology and Netwell Centre


National Stroke Champion Award


Prof Des O'Neill


Latest Aois agus Eolas Research


International conference on medical humanities and Arts and Health: .

Read BMJ Blog


Medical Humanities Activities!

BMJ, QJM, Irish Times

Largest ageing research meeting ever held in Ireland!

Read report on

IGS website


Ian Wilson, Composer in Residence to Stroke Unit

Performance 13 March 2012 in presence of President Michael D Higgins


1 Oct 2010

Tallaght/HSE Research on Elder Abuse


Presidential Medal

at EUGMS/IGS 2010


Ireland's national broadcaster made a major contribution to Positive Ageing Week 2010 by running a week-long series of programmes on many aspects of ageing on television and radio. These can be replayed at www.rte.ie/comingofage/ and read media feedback



Support for

Aois agus Eolas

Stroke Care

and Research

7 June 2010

European Stroke Conference, Barcelona, May 2010

Eleven presentations from Stroke Service, AMNCH!

RTE Alzheimer's Disease Focus

Prime Time Investigates 24 May 2010

The FrontLine

13 May:

Tallaght Stroke Service

promotes the FAST campaign to improve rates of Clot-Busting treatment for stroke

Prof O'Neill awarded inaugural 2010

All-Island Inspirational Life Award:

"..a tribute to the staff and team at Aois agus Eolas and the William Stokes Unit.."







In Education Centre, Tallaght Hospital, unless otherwise stated

30 April 2010, 8.00 am: Update on Atrial Fibrillation, Dr Noel Boyle, St James' Hospital

21 April 2010, 10.30-16.00: Seminar on Elder Abuse

17 November 2009, 8.30 pm: Music and medical composers - musique concrète based on ICU and the delivery suite. National Concert Hall, in association with Cultural Service of the French Embassy, and Composers Network

23 Oct 2009, 1.00 pm: 'Elder Abuse, the International Context', Prof Jim O'Brien, University of Louisville

2 Oct 2009 12.30 pm: Satellite Lecture, 'Osteoporosis' from Boston University by Prof Michael Holic

30 Sept 2009, 6pm: 'Late Life Creativity', lecture by Prof D O'Neill, at John Hume Building, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Pixar's UP and the experience of ageing!

Us as we age

Irish Times

30 Oct 09

(Full text)

The Demographic Dividend

Sunday Times

18 Oct 09

Our Mission

Collective ageing of our populations is one of the greatest achievements of our society. However, the benefits and needs arising out of this welcome development are as yet poorly understood by many, and this may explain an ambivalence about later life in the public domain.

A close link between science and the humanities represents the best way to forge a deeper understanding of the biological, social and psychological aspects of ageing. Aois agus Eolas - the Centre for Ageing, Neuroscience and the Humanities - is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of ageing in Ireland, especially among healthcare workers.

The activities in the centre have included collaborations with the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Lyric FM, the School of Religions and Theology (TCD), the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Dun Laoire), the Trinity College Institute of Neurosciences, and the Centre for Bioengineering (TCD).

We welcome the input of older people into this process, and encourage feedback on all of our programmes

Older Drivers, New Visions: lecture by Jeff Pike, Friday 8 May 2009, 1 pm, Education Centre, Tallaght Hospital
Replay euthanasia debate: Prof D O'Neill and Len Doyal, RTE Prime Time 28 April, and Sunday Times May 17 Taxing your memory! Lancet Online

Tallaght and Yale University

undertake first

Irish Cochrane Review in

Geriatric Medicine

on Driving and Dementia

Report on the World Demographic Association meeting in St Gallen, Switzerland, August 2008
Summer Reading: Aois agus Eolas recommend novels dealing with the complexity of ageing!  Read more in the Irish Times

Stroke Robotics

The Stroke Service (Director, Dr Ronan Collins) recently won Innovation Funding from HSE for the RP7 robot which can facilitate high level stroke care across hospitals in our stroke network of hospitals, including Tallaght, Naas, Mullingar, Tullamore and Portlaoise hospitals. Read more in the Irish Times


Aois agus Eolas held the Charity Premiere of the

Diving Bell and the Butterfly

in aid of Stroke Research at Tallaght

on Thursday 7th February 2008

Innovative CPD accredited Medical Humanities Lecture series at the National Gallery of Ireland

November 15, 22, 29 2007

Download Programme here!


Launch of Teaching Pack on Ageing and Health


by Minister of State for Older People, Máire Hocter TD

seen below with Prof Desmond O'Neill and Charlie O'Connor TD

Thursday, 13 September, 2007

Ethics of Stem Cell Research

Interdisciplinary Seminar

Aois agus Eolas in association with the Meath Foundation

Education Centre, Tallaght Hospital

Friday, 7 Sept 2007, 2-4.30 pm


Neurodegenerative disease, personhood and stem cells

Prof Desmond O’Neill, Adelaide and Meath Hospital

Ethics of stem cell research in a European context

Prof Maureen Junker-Kenny, School of Religions and Theology, TCD

The moral status of the embryo

Professor Gerry Whyte, School of Law, TCD

Stem cell research: myth and reality

Prof Martin Clynes, National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, DCU

Followed by a panel discussion


En vieillissant on devient plus fou et plus sage La Rochefoucauld

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