Meet the Team

Staff at Our Residential Rehab Centre, Smarmore Clinic

Rehabilitation begins with people, which is why our most unique resource is our staff of caring and deeply committed individuals.

Our staff are passionate about their work; we have a high staff retention rate the majority of our staff have been with us for five years or longer, and some have been through treatment themselves.

Below are some of the team and distinguished specialists you will meet when you come here.

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Senior Management

Dominic McCann
Dominic McCann
CEO
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Peter McCann
Peter McCann
Chairman
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Keith Cassidy
Keith Cassidy
Clinic Manager
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Dr. Hugh Gallagher
Dr. Hugh Gallagher
Medical Director
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Therapeutic Team

Philip Grant
Philip Grant
Senior Addiction Therapist
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Colman Ronayne
Colman Ronayne
Addiction Therapist
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Stephen Murray
Stephen Murray
Addiction Therapist
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Susan Sargent
Susan Sargent
Addiction Therapist & Continuing Care Coordinator
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Tracy Houlihan
Tracy Houlihan
Addiction Therapist
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Edwina Smith
Edwina Smith
Junior Addiction Therapist
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A. Frassanito
A. Frassanito
Trainee Addiction Therapist
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Rachael Buckley
Rachael Buckley
Fitness Instructor
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Niamh Mullen
Niamh Mullen
Addiction Therapist & Equine Therapist
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Anthony Deegan
Anthony Deegan
Recovery Advocate
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Medical and Healthcare Assistance

Paul McAnespie
Paul McAnespie
Senior Staff Nurse
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Sara Connolly
Sara Connolly
Staff Nurse
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Jean McConnon
Jean McConnon
Admissions Nurse
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Glenda Hoey
Glenda Hoey
Senior Healthcare Assistant
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Elizabeth Doogan
Elizabeth Doogan
Healthcare Assistant
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Catrina Murphy
Catrina Murphy
Healthcare Assistant
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Debbie Murphy
Debbie Murphy
Aromatherapist & Healthcare Assistant
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Admissions & Administrative

Frances Taylor
Frances Taylor
Admissions Officer
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Ciara Kirk
Ciara Kirk
Admissions Officer
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Anne Marie F.
Anne Marie F.
Finance Admin
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Fiona Shekleton
HR/Office Admin
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Jerry O’Brien
Jerry O’Brien
Estates Lead
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Sean Flemming
Sean Flemming
Transport
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  • How to Access Rehab With Health Insurance

    For those experiencing existing mental health conditions in Ireland, there are private medical insurers who can help you cover treatment. As addiction experts, we know that receiving the appropriate care and support when you have a mental health disorder is pivotal to attaining long-lasting recovery. Below, we will go through the various health insurance options to help you understand your options when it comes to seeking private residential care for substance abuse. Please note that there is no guarantee that you can be covered for all addiction problems as policies are always assessed on a case-by-case basis. Find Out More

  • My Loved One Doesn’t Want Help, What Do I Do?

    You can’t force someone to go to rehab. At the end of the day, it needs to be their decision because they are the ones that need to be open to turning their lives around. There are ways in which you can encourage someone to enter treatment, one of these ways is via an intervention with a trained interventionist, who facilitates an honest discussion between family members and the addict. This is something Smarmore Castle can arrange – contact us today.

  • Which Drugs Does Smarmore Castle Detox From?

    We can detox people from any drugs whether they are illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ketamine; or prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines or zopiclone, oxycodone, zolpidem, klonopin, methadone, cannabis; and legal drugs such as alcohol.

  • How Long Is the Treatment Programme?

    Our treatment programme starts at 4 weeks and is flexible in length, giving you the opportunity to extend for a longer period if you need it.

  • Do You Treat Dual Diagnosis?

    All patients are reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist in the first week and we can diagnose and provide treatment for a number of co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Do I Need to Be Abstinent Before Admission?

    Our medically managed detoxification with 24/7 medical cover means that we can perform complete and complex detoxes at Smarmore Castle. You don’t need to be abstinent before arrival.

  • How Do I Get To Rehab Safely?

    Smarmore Castle is one hour north of Dublin international airport, please speak to our advisors if you require collection from an airport.

    We can also arrange a ‘sober transport’ service with a trusted driver, from anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland, at an additional cost.

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