29 Nov 2021

12 years on at the Springhill Clinic

Ethel Dalton and Leighana Smithwick pictured at the Springhill Clinic last Wednesday evening. Photo: Pat Moore.
12 years on at the Springhill Clinic

12 years on at the Springhill Clinic

The Springhill Clinic opened it’s doors 12 years ago when dentist Derek Cashin returned from London and has been growing and expanding ever since.

“I spent 15 years working in London in private practice and I came back and set up the clinic. We offer a wide range of specialised dental services and cosmetic dental work,” he said. Dentist Deirdre Barrett also works at the clinic as do dental hygienists Martina O’Keeffe and Ciara Mullins.

“In 2005 we obtained planning permission for extra consultancy rooms and we currently have nine rooms, five of which are non dental. I always liked the idea of having a multi-disciplinary clinic which incorporated different specialities,” added Derek.

Leading cosmetic dermatology specialist Dr Katherine Mulrooney, who is renowned in her field also works at the clinic. She specialises exclusively in the treatment of ageing and problem skin and has dedicated the past eight years exclusively, to non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatments.

“Patients want to look as well as they can for their age, not 20 years younger, so we treat their individual skin concerns, slowly and subtly, in stages,” she said.

Cosmetic nurse specialist Helen Fogarty runs a laser and endermologie clinic and offers a range of treatments including intense pulse hair removal, treatment for thread vein removal, colonic hydrotherapy, non-surgical treatemnt and injectable dermal fillers. Helen also offers clients photo rejuvenation laser and peels, microdermabrasion and a range of exfoliation and peels.

Acupuncturist, Geraldine Rudkins is very highly regarded in the field of acupuncture and pregnancy. Acupuncture in pregnancy can be used to reduce nausea and muscular and skeletal pain and is also used to reduce hypertension. He can also be used to provide a gentle inducement to labour if a baby is overdue and is a drug free alternative to pain relief during pregnancy. Geraldine also offers works with Chinese herbs. Food allergy testing is also available at the clinic.

One of the latest additions to the team is counsellor and psychotherapist Ronnie Balfe who has a wide range of clients, from teenagers to retired people, students to professionals and couples as well as individuals.

Homeopath Michelle Doyle also runs Homeopathy Kilkenny from the clinic.

“Homeopathy is for everyone. We treat the person and not just the presenting illness. Homeopathy is non-invasive and is complimentary meaning it can be safely used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Also because the remedies are naturally occurring substances there are no side effects with using homeopathic remedies,” she explained.

Herbalist, naturopath and psychologist Aine O’Mahoney is another practitioner based at the clinic.

“I help to prevent and treat disorders using a combination of natural medicine techniques, such as herbal prescriptions, dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, flower essences, ear acupuncture, lifestyle and behavioural changes,” she said.

Gillian Coady is a recent recruit at the clinic and specialises in neuro linguistic programming.

Sinead Quigley who has been an integral part of the team since the clinic opened 12 years ago is at hand to help advise people on the wide range of treatments and services available.

For more information contact 056 775 3828 or see

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