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09 July, 2018

Culture Night 2018

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are hosting three public events to celebrate Culture Night on Friday, 21st September 2018. Join Professor Jim Lucey to hear about the life and legacy of the Founder of St Patrick’s Hospital, Jonathan Swift, take a ‘Swift Tour’ and check out artworks by recent graduates from NCAD in the Emerging Artists exhibition.

The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift

Presented by Professor Jim Lucey

Culture Night, 21st September, from 5pm.

‘The best doctors in the land are Dr Diet, Dr Quiet and Dr Merry-man’ - Jonathan Swift

Medical Director of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Professor James Lucey,  presents the fascinating history of its founder, author and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Jonathon Swift.  As a result of Swift’s generosity and vision for a ‘home for fools and mad’, Jonathan Swift left a lasting legacy by founding Ireland’s first mental health services hospital, and has shaped the future of mental health care in Ireland in the 21st Century.

Jonathan ‘Swift Tour’

Culture Night, 21st September, from 5pm.

Tap in to Jonathan Swift’s legacy through our unique exhibition of Swift’s personal belongings and historical artefacts, and see first-hand the profound impact his vision has created at St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin 8. 

Emerging Artists Exhibition


September – October 2018

Featuring selected artworks of recent graduates from The National College of Art & Design (NCAD)
Art Exhibition Space, St Patrick’s Campus

10am – 6pm 7 days per week