Fall 2014

Dear IAOS Member:

The beautiful days of autumn are upon us. Autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together, and also a good time for members of the Irish-American Orthopaedic Society who have not paid their dues for 2014, to satisfy their membership obligations. For your convenience, you may submit your dues promptly by logging directly onto IAOS.net/join-iaos.

Since we do not have your current email address, this letter has been sent as a reminder for your payment of dues. Please note that earlier this year, we launched our new IAOS website, and all past members need to log on as a new member in order to properly process your information. We urge you to include your preferred email address for any further news that comes from the society.

As an update, we have already started planning our IAOS reception for the AAOS meeting being held in Las Vegas, Nevada in March, 2015. Once the details have been finalized, you will receive a "save-the-date" notice to help you better plan your AAOS meeting schedule, and we hope you'll be able to join us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for being a loyal member who contributes to building our society with the submission of your IAOS dues. We invite you to further the cause of our association by sending pertinent information and articles to iaos@datatrace.com, so that we may share your messages with fellow members on the IAOS website.

Enjoy the autumn season while celebrating your rich Irish heritage, 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

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)