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About Us

Dr. Valerie Flood, Dr. Anne Flanagan, Dr. Kevin Boner & Dr. Sarah Short.jpg

Portmarnock Family Practice is a modern, computerised surgery and is a recognised teaching practice for UCD undergraduate and graduate entry medical students. It is also a training practice for postgraduate GP training affiliated with the UCD / Dublin Mid Leinster GP training programme so we have a GP Registrar working as part of the team. 

The practice has recently been renovated. The surgery is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The waiting room has a play area for children and has cool filtered water on tap. There are baby changing facilities on site and there is free car parking facilities to the rear of the practice.

Our Story

The practice was set up by Dr. Flanagan in 1991 and was originally located at the Stables office park. In 1996, as the practice expanded, it moved to the centre of Portmarnock opposite the church.

In 2001 Dr. Valerie Flood joined the practice and in 2004 the partnership became known as Portmarnock Family Practice.

Dr. Sarah Short joined the practice in 2017 and has become partner of the practice.  She is GP trainer affiliated with the UCD / Dublin Mid Leinster GP training scheme. 

Dr Keara Clarke joined the partnership in 2024.  

Meet The Team


Mrs Susan Hopkins

Susan Hopkins is our Practice Manager and keeps everything working smoothly.


Practice Nurse, Ms. Clara Burke RGN

Ms Clara Burke  has joined us as part of the practice team. She has extensive nursing experience working for many years in Beaumont Hospital endoscopy department as clinical nurse manager.  She left the busy hospital lifestyle and gained GP practice nursing experience in a city centre practice before joining us here. 


She provides assistance with antenatal maternity care in the practice and is interested in cryotherapy. She is available on Mondays and Thursdays, providing a full range of nursing services including phlebotomy clinics,  baby vaccinations, smear testing , chronic disease management , blood pressure monitoring and more. 

Our Administrative Staff


Mrs Caroline Mulhern


Ms. Aisling Neville


Mrs Catherine McCourt


Mrs Marie Burnett

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