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Name: O'Donoghue's Pharmacy

Address: Main Street, Virginia
Telephone: 049 8547046
Fax: 049-8548245
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O'Donoghue's Pharmacy, Main Street, Virginia

Caring about your health, wellbeing and beauty

Opening Hours:



9am - 6pm



9am - 6pm



9am - 6pm



9am - 6pm



9am - 6pm



9am - 6pm




A pharmacy should be a service, not a trade is the ethos at O'Donoghue's Pharmacy, Virginia. The pharmacy has been lovingly handed down through three generations of O'Donoghues, but combines this history with a progressive and forward-looking approach.

The pharmacy was first opened by current proprietor Brian O'Donoghue's grandfather, Hugh Bernard (Barney), in 1912. Brian's father, also Hugh Bernard (Barney), in turn took over, and although has handed over to Brian he still works in the Pharmacy.



Products & Services

  • Medication,
  • Health advice
  • Dietary and health supplements
  • Beauty products
  • Perfumes
  • Jewellery and gifts
  • Health screening
  • Clinicians dietary supplements
  • Decléor beauty products
  • Photograph printing and restoration service.


Our People:

O'Donoghues pharmacy staff offer a customer centred ethos, whether the customer is visiting for essentials or luxury items. All O'Donoghue's Pharmacy staff are trained to perfection, dedicated who always put the customer first.

As well as Brian and Hugh Barney O'Donoghue - other members of the O'Donoghue Pharmacy Team include:

  • Collette Carroll,
  • Yvonne Geraghty,
  • Siobhan Delaney,
  • Grainne O'Donoghue-Smart,
  • Sharon Halpin,
  • Christine Waters,
  • Aiveen Maguire
  • Aine O'Donoghue:

Customer Service

As well as offering excellent customer service, O'Donoghues are so committed to excellent customer service that a mobile number is available, and is printed on the pharmacy's paper bags, for 24/7 emergency contact

O'Donoghues Pharmacy Loyalty Card: Customers can earn points when making a purchase which they can use in future purchases in the store. Ask our staff for details:


Health and wellbeing
Your health and wellbeing are the core concern of all the staff at O'Donoghue's Pharmacy. Pharmacist Brian O'Donoghue provides a 7 point health screening for customers. This service, which is available in their store on Main Street Virginia takes just 10 minutes, costs ‚ Euro 10 and includes checks on:

  • Cholesterol,
  • Haemoglobin,
  • Blood Pressure,
  • Blood Glucose,
  • Weight
  • Body Composition
  • Peak Flow.

According to Brian O'Donoghue of O'Donoghue's Pharmacy "Our Health Check service enables customers to have a number of important health checks in a matter of minutes. If the results of any of the Health Check tests show an above the preferred range the person can go to the doctor with specific information from the tests we have undertaken - this information then assists doctors with the diagnosis and prognosis of the patient - saving valuable time for both".

Little luxuries
a pharmacy is not just about giving out drugs: O'Donoghue's is a pharmacy where people come to purchase items other than prescriptions. You can browse for beauty products, hair care, cosmetics, perfumes, jewellery and watches.


Need a boost?

Can you relate to any of these? Tired or lethargic; stressed; family history of osteoporosis; joint pain or inflammation; aching muscles; night cramps; vaginal problems; ills, chills and lingering colds; struggling to get out of bed in the mornings; bloating, diarrhoea or gastrointestinal problems; or family history of heart disease.
If you are on medication or have any of these symptoms, why not ask the qualified staff at O'Donoghue's Pharmacy to recommend a CliniciansTM supplement that can benefit you.

Why it's special
Clinicians is a range of supplements that support rather than compete with modern medicines. Originating in New Zealand and devised by pharmacists for pharmacists, the concept behind the Clinicians range is that, as medicines can deplete nutrients in the body, it is important to replenish the loss of nutrients with specifically formulated products.


What a beauty!

O'Donoghue's is one of only two pharmacies in Co Cavan who are agents for Decléor - the world's largest cosmetic aromatherapy brand. Decléor aims for you to be in harmony with yourself and your environment, revealing the natural expression of your beauty and giving you radiant skin.


Serums, balms, creams

Decléor initiated a range of novel treatments associated with a line of unique products that were 100% pure, 100% natural, and without colorants or preservatives. Known as Aromessence, these ultra-active daily serums applied before a daily moisturiser were an immediate success. They were quickly joined by innovative face, body, sun and men's products available in the form of delicately textured serums, balms and creams.
Their know-how combines scientific knowledge of plant energies with an in-depth understanding of the vital energies of the body, giving you a unique beauty regime created from the rigorous selection of natural ingredients, careful proportioning and exclusive blends of active concentrates. The result is effective and sense-enhancing daily care routines.


Snap happy

A whole new world of photography awaits you at the FujiFilm kiosk in O'Donoghue's Pharmacy.


Magic moments
Brian O'Donoghue points out that this service is not just for printing digital photographs, but you can do a lot more with it. One of the most popular uses in O'Donoghue's Pharmacy is for restoring old photos, especially for occasions such as school reunions and wedding anniversaries.
Using the touch screen kiosks you get fantastic quality digital prints in a host of sizes and outputs such as poster prints and canvas. Print your images from a wide variety of media including your digital camera, mobile phones, USB pen drives, CD or DVD. Zoom and crop photos, edit your images and fix those red-eyes. You can add frames and text to your photos and alter the colours of images to black and white or sepia. If you're unsure of what to do, just ask the fully trained staff.


That's a gift!
Have fun creating personalised gifts using your photos. Choose from O'Donoghue's wide range of photo gifts, including jig-saws, mugs, mouse-mats, key rings, coasters, placemats and t-shirts. Make a greeting card that tells a story and turn your photos into works of art!



As well as plenty of on-street parking - O'Donoghues pharmacy also have a customer car-park located at the rear of the premises. Entry to the car park is at the side of the Pharmacy on Main Street Virginia.


O'Donoghues Pharmacy Virginia   - A Healthy Living Centre

Providing a 12 hour "Parent & Baby Advice Service" and help with Food Intolerance

 O'Donoghues Pharmacy, Virginia, CavanO'Donoghue's Pharmacy has been located on Main Street Virginia for 98 years through three generations of O'Donoghue's.  Over the years it has evolved into a 'healthy living centre' helping people to take better care of themselves and is more often the first port of call for minor ailments saving GP's valuable time to treat more serious patients..

According to Brian O'Donoghue, "A pharmacy should be a service, not a trade", this is the philosophy handed down from generation to generation in O'Donoghues Pharmacy and is still the ethos today. He also said, "Over the years the type of services being requested of Pharmacies has changed dramatically therefore it is important that we constantly review what we offer and that we develop new services to match the requirements of our customers".

This week O'Donoghues Pharmacy is launching another two new services - a 12 hour Parent & Baby Advice Centre and Food Intolerance Testing.


New Service for Mother & Baby at O'Donoghue's Pharmacy, Virginia

Aware of an increase in the number of expectant and new Mothers and Fathers coming into the pharmacy looking for advice, O'Donoghues Pharmacy are launching a new Free 12 hour Parent & Baby Advice Centre. Being a family man himself, Brian O'Donoghue and his wife Aine have just welcomed their third child into the household, he understands first hand the worries and needs of new parents and says "We are here to advise and help expectant and new Mothers and Fathers so they can enjoy the experience of parenthood. No question is too small or irrelevant.  We offer a 12 hour service, a private consultation room and if parents need time to discuss any problems / queries - we also provide a toddler play area for younger children".

Some of the queries presented to Brian O'Donoghue and his team include early pregnancy advice such as diet, exercise, pain control options etc. and after baby is born the advice sought include feeding worries, skin conditions, spot on tongue, thrush, nappy rash, crying, colic etc.  .

To avail of the service, expectant and new Mothers and Fathers can call into O'Donoghue's Pharmacy on Main Street Virginia and register for their Parent & Baby Club.   As a congratulatory gift from O'Donoghue's they will receive a gift of pampers nappies and a photo frame for baby and for the parents fifty  6"x4" pictures developed from  O'Donoghues Photo Service and for Mum a Free luxury Decléor mini facial.


Food Intolerance Testing at O'Donoghue's Pharmacy, Virginia

As part of the advice to clients on healthy living, O'Donoghue's Pharmacy has this week introduced a new service - Food Intolerance Testing.

According to Brian O'Donoghue, "More and more people are taking an active role in managing their health before chronic conditions and diseases develop. One of the ways to improve health is by taking a food intolerance test. The results will then help you decide if it is necessary to change your diet to one that best suits your system".

Some of the many symptoms of food intolerance are gut pain with headaches and skin rash, anxiety (acute or chronic), attention deficit disorder, constipation, diarrhoea, headaches, insomnia, Migraine, Water retention, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Bloating, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Depression, Gastritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Itchy skin, Weight control problems, Hyperactivity Disorder and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Brian O'Donoghue runs a very simple test to ascertain whether the patient has food intolerance or not.  This is carried out on a blood sample collected from a finger-prick; the results are available within 10 working days and the cost of the consultation, test and comprehensive food intolerance report is ‚ Euro 150.

As well as the two new services O'Donoghue's Pharmacy also offers essential services like medication alongside luxury items such as beauty products, perfumes, jewellery and gifts. Among the specialist services already on offer in the Pharmacy are: Health Screening which takes just 10 minutes, costs ‚ Euro 15 and includes checks on Cholesterol, Haemoglobin, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Weight Body Composition and Peak Flow.  They are one of only two pharmacies in the County to offer Decléor skincare products and also have a photograph printing and restoration service. The pharmacy employs eleven staff.

Mother and Baby Service and Food Intolerance Testing is available in O'Donoghues Pharmacy, Main Street Virginia - phone - 049-8547046.


Look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous extended pharmacy on Virginia's main street

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