Dr Claire Connolly
Dr Claire Connolly completed her undergraduate training in Medicine in University College Dublin in 2013. She spent her Internship in University Hospital Waterford and immediately pursued post graduate training in General Practice with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. Claire’s hospital training includes rotations in Breast and general surgery, respiratory medicine, orthopaedics, paediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, palliative care, radiation oncology and medicine for the elderly. Most of her hospital training took place in hospitals in the greater Dublin area. Claire also obtained a scholarship during her undergraduate training in UCD which enabled her to spend time in a hospital in Philadelphia, USA, gaining experience in infectious diseases and nephrology.
Dr Claire has worked in general practice in Dublin city centre, Drumcondra and in Co. Wicklow. She enjoys all aspects of medicine but has a particular interest in Female Health, Menopause, Paediatrics and Dermatology. Claire worked alongside a consultant dermatologist in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown in 2017/2018 in order to develop her skills in dermatology. During this time she completed a Dermoscopy course under the primary care dermatology society in the UK. Claire has a certificate in contraception and also obtained the Advanced Certificate in Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Devices from the ICGP. During her training Claire completed a quality improvement project on The management of Menopause/HRT.
Claire became a member of the Irish College of general practitioners in 2018 after completing her vocational training. She then moved to West Cork, where she is married and living locally.