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January 2021

I qualified as a doctor from Trinity College Dublin in 1975 and after hospital training started a general practice in Clondalkin in 1979.  My first surgery was in Neilstown, in a recently vacated builder’s office.  A few months later I moved the surgery to a family home in Alpine Heights, Clondalkin.  In this practice we used the lounge downstairs as the waiting room and the box-room upstairs as the surgery.  After my first five days I registered three patients.  I also did house calls, especially at weekends, to earn a living - “nixers” as some would say!

In 1980, I moved into unit 13 in the Bawnogue Shopping Centre.  This surgery was upstairs with poor lighting on the stairs as the light-bulbs were often vandalised.  Teenagers gathered on these stairs at night but I always felt safe knowing these young people were on the stairs.  I often felt they minded me and my car in the poorly lit car park.

My wife Marguerite and I worked together, with Marguerite working as the receptionist and the practice nurse in the mornings.  In the afternoons and evenings I would see patients, answer the phones, and attend to anyone waiting at the front desk. 

In 1999 we moved into the new purpose built surgery on the Nangor Road.  Patients joked about the new premises saying “from the pits to The Ritz!”  Pauline O’Toole and Marguerite Ramiah helped greatly with this move.  A few months later Dr Chenead Ramiah joined the practice.  This brought joy and pride to Marguerite and myself.  In 2005 we moved the practice upstairs, its present location, with Kelly’s Pharmacy and Spar supermarket on the ground floor. 

So much has changed.  We are now eleven staff working in the surgery with Dr Chenead Ramiah as the Principal GP.  At present, there are five doctors, two practice nurses, two secretarial members and a practice manager as well as a full-time practice cleaner daily.  The practice is now fully computerised and this website will hopefully improve access to services.

It has been a great privilege to have worked as a GP in Clondalkin for the past 42 years, knowing four to five generations in many families in the area.  I feel honoured that I was able to provide this service to the Community.  I am also delighted that this caring service has kept up with modern technology to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients and that this care will be ongoing for the long term.




Dr Chenead Ramiah graduated from Trinity College in 1999 and completed her training on the East Regional GP Scheme in 2003. She then joined her father, Dr Deena Ramiah, in Nangor Medical Centre in 2008.  

Chenead provides all aspects of general practice and specialises in women's health, including insertion of intra-uterine devices (IUDs).  In her role as a contraception tutor with the Irish College of General Practitioners, she also teaches long acting contraception management to GPs in training.





Dr Dean Murray graduated national University of Ireland, Galway in 2017. He completed his western training programme in general practice in 2022.

Dr Dean provides all aspects general practice and is looking forward to working with all in Nangor Medical Centre 



Practice Nurse

Janice graduated from both nursing and midwifery in the UK before returning to Ireland in 2005.  She worked at Mount Carmel until 2014 and then at The Coombe before joining the team at Nangor Medical Centre in 2015.

Janice provides a wide range of services. She conducts all antenatal and postnatal care, breastfeeding support and smear tests as well as managing our chronic disease programme (diabetes, COPD, heart disease etc), childhood and travel vaccinations, blood pressure management including 24 hour monitors, bloods, dressings and much more.


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Practice Nurse




Eileen joined Nangor Medical Centre in 2013, having previously worked in nursing administration and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit in St James' Hospital. Alongside Pauline, Eileen helps manage all front of house operations.


As Pauline puts it, she has been here "since the last century", joining Dr Deena Ramiah in 1999 and has been integral to the development of the clinic ever since.



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Practice Manager 

Geraldine joined the Medical Centre in during the Covid19 pandemic to help with the vaccine role out and since then has come on board as practice manager. She works along side the other members of the team to ensure smooth running of the clinic during these challenging and very busy times. 

Nurse Lisa graduated from both nursing UK before returning to Ireland with work in the medical field.  Lisa worked at Beaumont Hospital until 2021 before joining the team at Nangor Medical Centre.

Lisa provides a wide range of services. She conducts and manages our chronic disease programme (diabetes, COPD, heart disease etc), childhood and travel vaccinations, blood pressure management including 24 hour monitors, bloods, dressings and much more.

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