Nuala Carey MPharm MPSI – Owner Pharmacist
Nuala is the Superintendent Pharmacist owner of Glengarriff Pharmacy and Beauty Lounge, which operates online at Glen Pharmacy – glenpharmacy.ie.
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, 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 was overjoyed to win the Irish Pharmacy Awards Online Retailer of the Year 2022, and was also a finalist in Innovation in Community Pharmacy the same year.
She 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.
Nuala launched her pharmacist blog in July 2017, and it continues to serve as an information source for all health-related topics of interest and common healthcare queries.
Clianadh Harrington – Beauty Therapist/Trainee Technician
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.
Philip Byrne MPSI – Pharmacist
Philip hails from the parish of Fethard in South Tipperary. From a farming background, he now lives in West Cork with his wife and family.
Philip received his MPharm from Sunderland University. He has a special interest in the management of hypertension and type II diabetes. Philip is a keen walker and part-time gardener and likes to work with stone.
Don Kingston – MPharm MPSI
Don Kingston MPharm MPSI joined the team in January 2018. Don completed his Honours MPharm 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.
Emer Kennefick – Pharmacy Technician
Emer is a qualified pharmacy technician who joined our team in June 2020. Emer is originally from Ballincollig, but she has family from the beautiful Beara peninsula, and she knew from very early on it was where she would like to live one day.
Emer studied at 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.
Emer completed a 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 also 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, because having a good laugh – is the best medicine of all!