Glengarriff Pharmacy is a family-owned, family-run pharmacy in the picturesque village of Glengarriff, Co. Cork.
Our aim is to bring the support you expect from your local pharmacy into the online environment, so you can shop with peace of mind for medicines, skincare, beauty, and wellness products and ask for advice when you need it too!
Nuala Carey MPharm MPSI
Nuala is the owner and Superintendent pharmacist at Glengarriff Pharmacy & Beauty Lounge.
- Finalist in IPN Superintendent Pharmacist of the Year 2016 & 2017
- Winner of IBYE Best Established Business Cork North and West 2016
- Finalist Pharmacist of the Year Contribution to the Community 2017
Opening Glengarriff Pharmacy & Beauty Rooms
Nuala Carey, together with her husband Darragh, opened Glengarriff Pharmacy on 5th July 2010. With two busy GPs in Glengarriff village, Nuala recognised the need for a local pharmacy and initially opened a small premises at the top of the village. The West Cork pharmacy quickly outgrew its initial location, and in April 2013 it relocated to a larger premises beside the doctors’ surgery.
In February 2015, Nuala opened the Glengarriff Beauty Rooms, which now offers a comprehensive range of beauty services and treatments, which can be booked online.
In May 2016, Nuala was nominated and chosen as a finalist for the IPN Superintendent Pharmacist of the Year. The awards were held in Dublin, where Nuala was honoured to represent Glengarriff amongst industry leaders, large chains and corporations.
In November 2016, Nuala received the accolade of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur for Best Established Business Cork North and West. The competition recognises entrepreneurs under 35 years who have grown successful businesses from foundation to finish, and who provide exceptional service to their local communities.
In May 2017, Nuala was also selected as a finalist for the IPN Superintendent Pharmacist of the Year, for the second consecutive year – in itself a huge achievement.
In April 2020, Nuala and Darragh once again recognised the need for expansion and set about acquiring a larger property across the road – the former Catherine Hammond Gallery. After extensive renovation, their expanded family pharmacy opened its doors on July 13th 2020.
New brands and ranges were added to Glengarriff Pharmacy at this time including Clarins, Image Skincare, L’Occitane and many more. The beauty salon also underwent an extensive revamp and reopened on July 13th as the Glengarriff Beauty Lounge in a dedicated area of the new premises.
Growing an Online Family Pharmacy
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a different role for the pharmacy. As well as serving the local West Cork community, Glengarriff Pharmacy now operates online too, bringing its family pharmacy approach to customers across Ireland.
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