Clianadh is the youngest member of our team. From Adrigole, Co. Cork. She graduated from the Cork College of Commerce in 2015 with an ITEC & CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Clianadh is constantly furthering her knowledge and skills and has completed an Astonishing Nails -nail extension course with Divine Digits in 2016, and the IPU Counter Assistant Course in 2016.
Clianadh is also currently working on Year 1 of the IPU Pharmacy Technician course.
She is especially interested in nail extensions, waxing and skincare. In her spare time enjoys walking and socialising with her friends
Don Kingston MPharm MPSI joined the team in January 2018. He works as a part time pharmacist for the company. Don completed his Honors Master of Pharmacy degree in Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in July 2006 and went on to complete his pre-reg year in Manchester. He returned to Cork thereafter. Don is also Nuala’s brother.
Philip hails from the Parish of Fethard in South Tipperary. From a farming background he now lives in West Cork where he is married with a wife and family.
Philip received his M.Pharm from Sunderland University and is currently doing locum work in Community Pharmacies. He has a special interest in the management of hypertension and type II diabetes. Philip is a keen walker, part-time gardener and likes to work with stone.
Nuala obtained her Honours Master of Pharmacy degree from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in July 2006. She went on to study her pre-reg year in Aberdeen, before returning to Cork to work as a pharmacist. After working in Cork and Coachford for 3 years after returning to Ireland, Nuala opened Glengarriff Pharmacy in July 2010.
Nuala was a finalist for Superintendent Pharmacist of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and was the winner of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur for Best Established Business Cork North and West in 2016.
Nuala has a keen interest in fitness, heart health, and nutrition. And as a mum of 5 young children, she is especially interested in children’s health also.
Nuala launched her pharmacist blog in July 2017, which serves as an information source for all health related topics of interest and common healthcare queries.
Emer is originally from Ballincollig, where she grew up and went to school. Having family from the beautiful Beara peninsula, Emer spent a lot of time in the West Cork area, and she knew from very early on it was where she would like to live one day.
Emer studied in Cork Institute of Technology, where she obtained an honours bachelor degree in Business. Throughout college, Emer worked in her local pharmacy and gained knowledge in all departments such as cosmetics and the photography laboratory. Emer then went on to become a healthcare advisor, where she gained huge experience. From that point Emer knew she wanted to further her study and eventually work within a team in the dispensary where she would learn more about the different medicines in an industry that is forever developing, in line with helping the community and providing customer service.
Emer completed the pharmaceutical technician course through the Irish Pharmacy Union and graduated in 2017.
Working in a community pharmacy is Emer’s ideal job. There are a variety of roles and it is a very rewarding position as it involves helping people. Emer enjoys the social interaction involved in the job, as you get to meet some wonderful people along the way.
Emer has a passion for music and horses. She likes travelling to see new cities and countries. Spending time with friends and family is also important to Emer and of course socialising is important too.
Quite simply, have a good laugh – is the best medicine of all!
Karina owned her own very successful business called Bee Amazing Nails & Beauty up to 2019, but decided to close when she had her little boy. Karina has since furthered her studies and qualified as a Ms Diva Eyelash Extension Technician in 2020. She has been steadily growing her portfolio of eyelash extensions and has grown a great following and reputation.
Elaine is married, has 3 children, and lives in Glengarriff. She is an experienced Beauty Therapist with over 11 years experience.
While she specializes in all aspects of beauty, she is renowned for her facials and skincare knowledge, and now that wehave introduced the award-winning Image Skincare to our salon ,we are sure a facial with Elaine will become a must. Elaine is proficient in waxing, threading, massage, and nails and is highly sought after for bridal make up in Glengarriff also.
What is most important to Elaine is that her client is comfortable, relaxed and satisfied with their treatment and feels and looks great afterwards. Elaine loves to chat and interact with her clients and advise them on the best products that suit their skin needs. Elaine is also a Clarins expert and is available for Clarins Skincare Consultations and makeovers.