Dr John O’Connell
Dr John graduated from UCD in 1981 (having started his education in the boys’ school on the site of our new premises in Kells). Post-grad positions in the Mater, St James’s, Holles St and Temple Street hospital followed. In 1984 he returned home to join Dr Michael in Moynalty, and opened a practice in Mullagh. The emphasis on Occupational Medicine within the practice stimulated him towards higher training, and he was awarded post graduate degrees in 1991. He is an active member of the Irish Society of Occupational Medicine, and served as President in 2019. In the past he has also served on the board of North East Doctor on Call, he has served locally in the IMO, and he is a committee member of Prosper Meath.
Outside of work his interests are reading, running (with his dogs) and gardening – and any excuse to be outdoors: he strongly believes, as did his father before him, in the benefits of fresh air and exercise.
Dr Sinead O’Connell
Dr Sinéad is a member of the Royal College of general Practitioners (RCGP). She studied medicine in Exeter University/Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Following her graduation she enjoyed working in Northern Ireland ; this included posts in General Medicine and Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and General Practice.
Dr Sinéad is passionate about patient education. She has also completed further training in Palliative Care (obtaining the Princess Anne Palliative Care Diploma), Occupational Health and Sexual Health.
Dr Senan O’Connell
Dr Senan went to primary school in Moynalty
and secondary school in St Ciaran’s Community School in Kells before studying
Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Here he qualified with an
honours degree and won the John O’Leary Medal in General Practice. He completed
his internship in the Mater and underwent postgraduate General Practice training in Dublin. He is a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP). Further work included Paediatrics, Dermatology, Medicine for the
Elderly, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Palliative Care and Emergency Medicine. Dr Senan also has a special interest in Occupational Medicine and is a Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine(LFOM).
Dr Andrea McFarlane
Dr Andrea retired from active practice in October 2021 after 16 years with the O'Connell Family Practice. She qualified in medicine in Queen's university in Belfast, and has over 30 years of experience in Family Medicine. We wish her the very best of luck in her retirement!
Nurse Audrey Kelly
Nurse Audrey completed General Nurse Training in St Vincent's Hospital, Elm Park in Dublin in 1998. She worked in Coronary Care there and developed a love of all things cardiac. She then studied a Diploma in Practice Nursing in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland before joining a colleague to set up a brand new practice in the IFSC. Country air called, and she found her happy ever after joining Dr John nearly 20 years ago. She follows her mottos every day, treating everyone as she'd like her own friends and family to be treated and feels 'a smile costs nothing' so rest assured it's there under her mask.
Nurse Lisa Donaghy
Nurse Lisa comes from Dundalk and got her BSc Honours Degree in Nursing in the University of Ulster Derry. After a few years in Belfast City Hospital she emigrated to Australia where she trained as a Practice Nurse and worked for over 6 years. In 2014 Lisa moved back to Ireland to start a family and also continued her studies in contraception, smear-taking and sexual-health promotion.
Medical Secretary Marion Sherlock
Marion joined the practice in 2005. Often the first point of contact with the surgery she enjoys the interaction with patients and dealing with any queries they may have: "I really enjoy working in the practice as I get to meet lots of people and most importantly I work with a great team who are very well organised. A busy Mum to three active boys, in my spare time I enjoy running, baking, and catching up with family and friends."