06 Dec 2016

2016 Clanwilliam Pharmacist Award Winners Announced!

WATCH: Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards 2016 Highlights

A pharmacist described by her patients as ‘a friend’ has been bestowed with the Patient Nominated Pharmacist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Irish Pharmacy Union, at the 2016 Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards.

Clare Long was nominated for the award for her astounding dedication to her patients, her kindness, sensitivity and manner.

One patient described how the Limerick based pharmacist, who is originally from Kerry, helped to support her family and her husband after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. “We felt very safe in her hands and she went above and beyond to help us,” she explained. Another described how “nothing is ever a problem for her, even if the shop is full of people she never rushes you and always makes you feel as if she has all the time in the world to explain things to you.”

Clare Long was one of ten pharmacists honoured at the annual Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards on Saturday November 26th, which aim to celebrate pharmacy and raise awareness of the outstanding work being undertaken by pharmacists across the country.

Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards Committee Chairperson, Ultan Molloy said this year’s event helped in some way to recognise the outstanding work being undertaken by pharmacists across the country, often behind the scenes. “The Awards allow us to recognise those pharmacists who are going the extra mile for their patients, their peers and the pharmacy sector as a whole every day.

“Of course, the Awards are also the key annual fundraising event for the Pharmacy Benevolent Fund (PBF) charity, which supports those associated with pharmacy who are in need of assistance.”

Jennifer Hughes, Director of Marketing, Clanwilliam Group, added, “Clanwilliam Health, part of Clanwilliam Group, is delighted to be on board sponsoring the Pharmacist Awards, which recognise the immense talent of the pharmacy community in Ireland. We are fortunate to have incredibly dedicated pharmacists in Ireland who go above and beyond for their patients every single day. “

The Awards were attended by almost 400 people and MC’d by well-known broadcaster, Matt Cooper.  To view all the photos from the night, please visit our Facebook page here.



1. Excellence in Community Pharmacy

Sponsored by TEVA



Nial Tully, Tully’s Total Health Pharmacy, Castlerea

Owen Daly, Haven Pharmacy Kennelly’s, Tralee

Kathy Maher, Haven Pharmacy Duleek (Award recipient)

2. Patient Nominated Award

Sponsored by IPU


Clare Long, Foynes Pharmacy (Award recipient)

Nuala Finn, Leahy's Pharmacy, Tralee

David Southwell, Allcare Pharmacy, Skerries


3. Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy

Sponsored by Sanofi


Jennifer Brown, Mater Hospital, Dublin (Award recipient)

Paul Hollywood, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Derry O’Loan, Connolly Hospital, Dublin


4. Pharmacist Led Team Award

Sponsored by Abbvie


Claire Murphy, Allcare Pharmacy Group

Paul Gallagher, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Leonora O'Brien, Pharmapod (Award recipient)

5. Excellence in Locum Pharmacy Award

Sponsored by Clarity Locums


Lorraine Ward (Award recipient)

Sharon Commins


6. Practice Based Research Award

Sponsored by hmR


Susan O'Dwyer, Boots Ireland (Award recipient)

Marie Claire Jago Byrne, Naas General Hospital

Edwina Morrissey, Tallaght Hospital


7. Professional Excellence Award

Sponsored by Pfizer


Mary Rose Burke, Dublin Chamber of Commerce (Award recipient)

Elaine Condon, TCP

Stan O’Neill, The Compliance Group


8. Pharmacist Contribution to the Community Award

Sponsored by Pinewood Healthcare


Adrienne Stack, Stack’s Pharmacy (Award recipient)

Carol O’Brady, Tallaght Hospital

David Lohan, Lohan’s Pharmacy, Galway


9. Young Pharmacist of the Year

Sponsored by Pharmawealth


Cormac Spooner, Barry’s CarePlus Pharmacy, Templeogue (Award recipient)

Catherine Hanly, Tully’s Total Health Pharmacy, Castlerea

Jennifer Lydon, Peamount Healthcare, Dublin


10. Overall Pharmacist of the Year Award

Sponsored by United Drug


Award recipient:

Kathy Maher, Haven Pharmacy Duleek


11. The Liz Herbert Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by JPA Brenson Lawlor

Award recipient:

Anne Mooney


Anne Mooney