We are a normal GP practice, looking after public and private patients.

We are 2 doctors, myself and Dr Sinead Beirne, and a nurse (my Mrs Caitriona O’Sullivan, who is practice nurse, midwife, breastfeeding support etc). We share 3 reception staff with the other GP practice.

We provide the full range of GP services, from cradle to grave, including maternity care, cervical screening, childhood and travel vaccination, contraception, health screening, ECG, lung function testing, chronic illness care, blood tests, repeat prescriptions and so on, but we also have some specialized services that are not commonly found in most practices:

  • Minor surgery procedures, from ingrown toenails and cysts to moles and skin cancers, wart freezing etc. We take referrals from all over Dublin and carry out approx. 700 procedures annually
  • We provide ultrasound scanning, including general abdominal scanning, assessment of prostate, aorta, gallstones, uterus, and pregnancy scanning.
  • As a result, we have an extensive maternity practice, participate in shared antenatal care with the hospital, offer midwife care and provide comprehensive breastfeeding support for new parents.
  • We combine ultrasound and surgical skills to find and remove contraceptive implants that get lost in people’s arms
  • We have substantial expertise in diabetes care.

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An Intro to Póilín McGowan…

Póilín Mc Gowan grew up in the rural community of Maugherow, North Sligo. She completed her Fine Art Degree in Sligo I.T and a Higher Diploma in Art Education in Limerick I.T.  Since then she has exhibited in both group and solo shows around the country including the Hyde Bridge and Hamilton Galleries in her home town of Sligo.

Her passion for the land and the sea is very evident in her work, depicting feeling, change and mood of her surroundings, connecting both water and earth together.  She views these landscapes and seascapes as an endless source of inspiration which continues to pull and entice her into exploring her work practice through her feeling and imagination.

Her style is semi abstract and this opens up her painting methods to manipulate the ever-changing nature of the subject.  This allows her sensitive creativity to explore and develop the finished piece.

Póilín has taught various art groups and has worked with MSLETB, Bealtaine and the Lilly Lolly Festivals whilst painting seascapes and landscapes all year round. Here in the Open Door Gallery, she shares a working studio with Tanis Gordon Smith where they host a variety of classes and workshops for both children and adults.  They also have a gallery display of both their work.  Póilín also has a collection of work in the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo which represents her locally.

Oil Paintings

Miniature Painted Cards


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