New RTE series delves behind the scenes at world's longest running maternity hospital in Dublin
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New RTE series delves behind the scenes at world's longest running maternity hospital in Dublin

RTE will air a brand new series which goes behind the scenes at The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, which is the oldest maternity hospital in the world.

The six-part documentary series starts tonight and follows the comings and goings of the Rotunda hospital 24 hours a day for a total of 21 days.

The cameras go behind the scenes and tell the stories of the couples and families who are featured on the show.

Viewers will be taken inside the operating theatre and watch the miracle of birth in the labour ward.

The first episode airs tonight at RTE2 at 9.30pm.

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Founded in 1745, the Rotunda, which is located in Dublin's north inner city, has seen a lot of babies arrive into the world.

It’s not just the longest running maternity hospital in the world, it is also the most active maternity hospital in all of Europe.

It is also estimated that over 300,000 babies were born here and the first caesarean section in Ireland was performed here in 1889.

It was originally known as ‘The Dublin Lying-In Hospital’.