About Sheahan's Pharmacy

Since 1953, Sheahan’s Pharmacy Killarney is located on 34 Main Street in Ireland’s leading tourist town Killarney, County Kerry.

We specialise in dispensing General Medical Services (GMS), Drug Payment Scheme (DPS), Long Term Illness (LTI) scheme prescriptions and providing you with the best healthcare advice.

In late 2018 Pharmadirect.ie was launched as the online pharmacy that never closes. It brought our business online serving customers throughout Ireland with the same ethos that exists when people visit us instore. It has helped assist people nationwide throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

Sheahan's Pharmacy Killarney

Meet the Team

About Us

Donal Sheahan


"The Legendary Donie Sheahan"
Interviewed by Marie Carroll O'Sullivan in Spring 2020

So many of our cocooners mentioned and thanked Sheahan's Pharmacy for being so attentive throughout lockdown so a friend said 'why don't you visit Donie?'. I didn't have to be asked twice.

I sat with Donie at his home on Lewis Road not quite knowing where to start so I began by asking him "what is your secret Donie to such a long & healthy 94 years"? "I never drank and I never smoked. I think that has a lot to do with it". Donie told me about his lovely wife Carmel Dowling from Ballymac who he opened his chemist with in 1953 where they only had one employee. The principal at Kilcummin School at the time said "You've taken the best teacher we ever had from us at Kilcummun NS". Donie explained how women had to "give up work when they married but educating the lads was down to Carmel, she was still a teacher. A wonderful woman and held a high regard for education".

Donie & Carmel have 5 children - Liam who now runs Sheahan's Chemist Killarney, Kieran who is a Doctor at St Vincents Hospital in Dublin and a Professor at UCD, Paul runs his own chemist in Kenmare, Catherine is a retired principal at a school in Ballymun, Dublin and Aileen is a Physiotherapist in Galway".... all following somewhat in their parents footsteps.

"I miss the shop and the customers. I haven't been there for months. I'm fed up looking at the television but I do enjoy Dáithí & Maura in the afternoon. Dáithí is a gas man".
Onto sports...... well known for his passion for horse racing, chairman at Dr Crokes for over 20 years, and a selector for the 1975 Kerry team, who defeated Dublin in the 'All Ireland Football Final', on 28th Sept 1975, I knew Donie would have a story for me.
"I was just looking at the paper there Marie, and saw Maurice Fitzgerald. A talented player, I knew his Dad Ned well. I remember Ned sending Maurice in to me for a 'tonic' saying "Donie will sort you out". Kerry Footballer Maurice Fitzgerald, had a bad flu but he ended up getting 'Man of the Match' back in 1992. And on his return to Killarney he made a beeline for me and thanked me personally. I was delighted".

"Who is your all time favourite player Donie"? He looked at me and paused (like I should have known - I had previously told him I was a blow-in so I think he forgave me quick) "sure the Gooch of course Marie, isn't he the most gifted you've ever seen"? He sure is Donie, legendary status like yourself.

On the 21st April 1926 Englands Queen was born and on the same day in Listowel, Kerry another treasure was born. Thank you for having the chats with me in the sunshine Donie. My absolute pleasure.

About Us

Liam Sheahan

Pharmacist & Director

Liam began working with his Dad and aunt for many years and has built a reputation of providing a personal service and continues to look after the people of Killarney’s healthcare needs.

Outside of work has a keen interest in GAA & Horse Racing.

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William Sheahan

Founder Pharmadirect.ie & Director

William is the third generation to work at Sheahan’s Pharmacy & has been responsible for setting up Pharmadirect.ie – An Online Pharmacy formed in 2018.

It has served people throughout Ireland during the Covid19 pandemic and is now an essential part of our business going forward. He is a graduate of UCD Michael Smurift Graduate Business School.

When not working he has a keen interest in horse racing and spending time in the outdoors!

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Veronica Machova

Pharmacist & Vaccinator

Veronika is a native of the Czech Republic and made the move to Ireland in 2014, and has not looked back since. She is the Pharmacist Vaccinator at Sheahan's Killarney, and graduated in Pharmacy from Charles University in Prague.
Her favourite place other than Killarney is Wicklow and she loves Italian food.
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Catherine McCarthy

Qualified Pharmaceutical Assistant

Catherine is a qualified Pharmaceutical Assistant and has 38 years experience where 35 of those years are with Sheahan's Pharmacy, Killarney.

Catherine enjoys walking, supporting Killarney Legion & cooking in her spare time.

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Vera Murphy

Senior Pharmacy Technician

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Madeline Griffin

Senior Pharmacy Technician

She is a Pharmacy Technician for over 15 years, where 6 of those years have been with Sheahan's Pharmacy Killarney. She has previously worked with Boots while she studied to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Madeline enjoys Running, Working Out, Cooking & Socialising.

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Alana Regan

Pharmacy Technician

Alana has worked at Sheahan’s Pharmacy Killarney since qualifying as a Pharmacy Technician over three years ago.

She has a keen interest in horses and in her spare time enjoys horse riding, hunting & running.

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Niamh Holbein

Pharmacy Technician

Niamh recently graduated as a Pharmacy Technician and completed her training at Sheahan’s Pharmacy Killarney.

Outside of work she enjoys walking and spending time her daughter Sally.

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Noreen O'Donoghue

Senior Sales Assistant

Noreen has worked at Sheahan’s Pharmacy Killarney for over 30 years and is a well-known face to customers.

When not working Noreen enjoys walking and spending time with her family.

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Aine McGillicuddy

Sales Assistant

Aine is an Over the Counter (OTC) Sales Assistant with Sheahan’s Pharmacy Killarney. She hopes to complete a Pharmacy Technician course in the near future.

Outside of work Aine likes to keep fit and spend time in the outdoors.

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Laura Kelly

Business & eCommerce Coordinator

Laura has recently completed a diploma in eCommerce and is responsible the day to day running of Pharmadirect.ie. Her passion is all things online and strives to provide the same service online as if the customer was in our physical store in Killarney.

Laura also enjoys swimming, socialising and walking her dog Alfie.

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Eleanor Joy

Online Operations Assistant

Eleanor recently graduated from Munster Technological University (MTU) with a Marketing Degree and has a keen interest in all things online and digital, she loves assisting online customers and dealing with day to day queries.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her family!

What our customers
have to say

Jules Hall-WeakleyAugust 2018

William and the team are amazing, always friendly and always helpful, Sheahan's Killarney have my vote every time

Jason WalshFebruary 2021

Always helpful. Discreet and professional.

Gemma GrantJune 2021

Five stars . Efficient and great value , will definitely recommend this service

Mary DanielJune 2021

Very efficient service,easy to use website. Never had a problem with any order.

Debbie KennyJune 2021

Very good service, prompt delivery. Would reccomend to anyone. Will purchase again.

Karen MJune 2021

Great prices and selection of product. Quick delivery and well packaged. I'll be ordering again as it's very convenient.

Dan McGillicuddyMay 2020

One of the best chemists in town

Pawel KaminskiJune 2021

Sensibly priced quality product, very timely delivery, sooner than expected. Thanks