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2005 Galway

The 2005 Punch Club meeting was hosted by Michael Corcoran in Galway.

Members and their partners were entertained on the evening of 4 October to supper at the home of Michael Corcoran in Oranmore, Co. Galway.

During Thursday 5 October, the accompanying persons enjoyed a coach trip to beautiful Connemara with lunch included.

The presentations on the first day are listed in the table below:

Declan Egan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Fertility & infertility
Gerry O'Sullivan, Consultant Radiologist How can an interventional radiologist help you?
Thomas Lynch, Consultant Urologist Renal surgery - an open and closed case
Rustom Manecksha, Specialist Registrar in urology CAG repeat shortening. A possible explanation for the development of androgen-independent prostate cancer
Hugh Flood, Consultant Urologist Retropelvic haematoma after sling surgery

The club dinner took place on the evening of Thursday 4 October, followed by further clinical presentatons on Friday 6 October.

Hugh Bredin, Consultant Urologist A history of paediatric urology
Peter McCarthy, Professor of Radiology Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy
Eamon Rogers, Consultant Urologist Prostate cancer - an unspoken public health issue
Eamon Kiely, Consultant Urologist European urology: Galway to Georgia

Geological features at Burren

Following the Friday morning clinical presentations, members and tteir partners were treated to a coach tour, with lunch included, of the Burren (pictured top right). According to Wikipedia, the Burren:

... is a region of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. It is a karst landscape of bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone, with cliffs, caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. On the Atlantic coast, the precipitous cliffs of Moher are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. Nearby Doolin village is a renowned centre for traditional Irish music ... "

Below are a few photos from the Galway meeting. Click on a thumbnail to view the image in full-screen resolution, then use the "back" button on your browser to return to this page:

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Michael Corcoran, host of the 2005 Galway meeting, sadly passed away in August 2016. On hearing of his death, the Punch Club sent their condolences to his widow, Patsy, who generously responded with the memento below:


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