May 2014

Dear IAOS Member:

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow ... and follow, it has! As we welcome Spring 2014 with a fresh new perspective, we look forward to another exciting season of building international relationships with our orthopaedic colleagues from around the world.

We are pleased to announce that we have already started planning some special events for early 2015 since we enjoyed our IAOS reception so much at the AAOS meeting in New Orleans this year! We'll keep you updated as the year progresses.

We also want to thank our loyal members who have contributed to building our society with the submission of your IAOS dues, and want to remind those of you who still need to satisfy your membership obligations, that you may do so at . Due to the launch of our new IAOS website, all past members will need to log on as a new member in order to properly process your information.

Enjoy the season as you continue to celebrate your rich Irish heritage while expanding your orthopaedic knowledge, and bettering the lives of those we reach.
We thank you for being a loyal Irish-American Orthopaedic Society member.

Best Regards,

Bill Quinlan
President, IAOS

P.S. It is always a pleasure to share news with each and every one of you, so we invite you to contact us with any new and exciting information you would like to pass along to fellow members.

Spouse/Guest Tours

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 am – 12 noon (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 9:45 am)

Join Lorcan Collins, author, historian, and podcaster, as he takes you to the relevant battle sites of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most dramatic events in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the British Empire. The executions of the leaders after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom, resulting in the War of Independence, the formation of the Irish Free State and, as a result, the Irish Civil War.

Price $19


Dublin Food and Fashion Walking Tour

Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm)

If you love to eat and love to shop, this is the tour for you! Try on diamonds and cashmere scarves, enjoy luscious chocolates and savories made especially for you, smell exotic perfumes, and hear the stories and history behind them all when you visit Dublin boutiques and eateries.

Price $83


Kilkenny Day Tour

Friday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 8:45 pm – returns to Lobby at 5:30 pm)

Travel by private coach to visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. This city is small and compact enough to explore on foot and is full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries, and restaurants. Your Guide will take you on an epic journey of Kilkenny’s past followed by a tour of Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castle's in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Your tour of Kilkenny City also includes a visit to St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Experience Visitor’s Center (brewers of Smithwick’s Ale for over 300 years), and lunch at the charming Kyteler's Inn.

Price: $160 (minimum of 16 people)