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 Inishmurray View’


Title: An Inishmurray View
Medium: Oil & Mixed media on Canvas Sheet ( 100% Cotton)
Size: 24 x 16 inches ( roughly 1.5Inch border all round painting)
Price: €420


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About the Painting

An Inishmurray View is an Oil and mixed media painting on unstretched canvas. It was done from a reference sketch from the rocks of Cloonagh, north Sligo. I painted it quite loosely first in acrylics and then finished it in oils. The birds spotted above the horizon were Cormorants, fantastic divers who live their entire lives around the coastal region.

Cloonagh has been a favourite haunt of mine since I was in my twenties. Every time I visit this place of rock and ocean, it always amazes me. On this particular day the skies were nearly clear and I swear. It was as if I were standing on the edge of the Mediterranean sea. Beautiful shades of turquoise, blues and foamy white surf rolling in from the wild Atlantic. I mean how much better could you get?! These are very rare days in summer there, especially when its’s a warm breeze hitting you. It’s usually chilly and I always have my warm and waterproof clothing with me. Even my wellies are in the car! What a lucky view to have, Inishmurray stands proud against the Slieve League mountains. No mist or haze visible, as the sea forecast would say; ‘visible northwest for 4 miles.’

Inishmurray Island

Here is a bit of background about our famous Inishmurray. Inishmurray dates back to the bronze age and has a strong association with Saint Columba of Iona who founded a monastery inside a fort there. He placed his abbot Saint Molaise there in the 4th century. The buildings there consist of beehives, cells, alters with cursing stones and a men and women’s church.

The island has a plethora of history especially when referring to the first case of copyright. The story goes that Columba borrowed a book from the library from Molaise and copied it. Malaise was furious and demanded that the book be brought back along with the copy. Columba refused and so he went to the high king Diarmuid about the matter. Diarmuid who agreed with Malaise, said  “to every cow its calf, to every book its copy”.  This was allegedly the first case of copyright in western Europe.

Columba still refused to give back the book and what ensued next was catastrophic. Diarmuid who was extremely annoyed and who felt challenged marched 3000 men against Columba and his followers. They fought furiously on the plains of Drumcliff outside Sligo. There was a huge loss of life and so Saint Columba lost the battle and most of his followers. Feeling devastated and guilt-ridden he then went back to Malaise in repentance. Malaise banished him from the Island and told him unless he converted 3000 pagans to Christianity, he would never be welcomed again. So he set sail to Scotland and established a prominent monastery on the Isle of Iona, where he spent the rest of his days.

There have been people living on Inishmurray for centuries and the last community to have lived there left in 1948 to the mainland. They left behind their houses, the schoolhouse and a wealth of history.

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