Welcome to Portmarnock Family Practice


Portmarnock Family Practice is a modern, computerised surgery and is a recognised teaching practice for UCD undergraduate and graduate entry medical students. 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.



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.


We are currently administering COVID 19 booster vaccines to our patients. Please book by clicking the link on the Home Page.

Portmarnock Family Practice participates in Free GP care scheme for Children Under 6 years old and for the Over 70's GP visit card. If you live in our practice area you can apply online on line at gpvisitcard.ie.  If you do not have a valid card there will be a charge for the visit.

There has been an increased incidence of viral respiratory tract illnesses especially affecting young children.

undertheweather.ie is a website giving advise how to manage common illnesses and is useful to parents of young children. Most of these illnesses are viral and can be managed  by parents themselves.

New vaccination schedule is offered to children born after 1/10/2016. This includes Meningitis B(Bexsero) & Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix).

If you wish your older children to be vaccinated against meningitis B, we can arrange this for you privately.

Portmarnock Family Practice consultations are by appointment only. There will be emergency appointments available daily. Walk in patients facilitated when possible. New patients are always welcome.


Portmarnock Family Practice is a registered Travel Vaccination and Yellow Fever Vaccination centre. For advice on all travel vaccinations please ring the surgery.

We are registered with the Cervical Screening Programme which offers free smear testing to women between the ages of 25-60. Please log onto cervicalcheck.ie to check your eligibility and for comprehensive information on cervical smear testing.

We are administering Chicken Pox vaccines and Meningitis B vaccines on request. Please ring the surgery for more details. Both of these vaccinations require 2 doses each. Please book an appointment with the nurse

FLU VACCINE is administered annually to all 'at risk' groups from September time. Pneumococcal vaccination can be given at this time if eligible. 'At risk' groups include those aged over 65 years, patients with respiratory or cardiac conditions, neurological conditions, diabetes, pregnant women and immunosuppressed patients.

Portmarnock Family Practic

Portmarnock Family Practice

Tel: 01-846 1300