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The Woods Surgery Clane, Co. Kildare
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Woods Surgery

Dr Clare O’Flynn

Dr Clare qualified from UCC and completed her GP specialist training in the UK before working with the Irish Defence Forces and UN. She joined the practice here in Clane in 1996. In 2007, she completed her Masters in Women’s Health with RCSI. Her special interest is in Osteoporosis, contraception and the placement of contraceptive devices including the Mirena Coil, and Implanon and other devices.

Dr Michael Kennedy

Dr Michael qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1992 and completed his GP training with the Dublin GP Vocational Training Scheme in 1996 gaining the MICGP and MRCGP. He qualified as a Pharmacist from Strathclyde University in 1999 and is registered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. His specialist interest is in Men’s Health and the management of Blood Pressure, Asthma and Diabetes.

Dr  Deirdre Forde

Dr Deirdre Forde graduated from UCG in 1984.  She spent 28 years working in Public Health  and Community Health and has a Masters in Public Health and an MSc in Child Health.  She has worked in General Practice for the past 6 years and her interests are Paediatrics, Health Promotion and Women's Health.

GP Registrars

The Woods Surgery is a training practice and each year we host 2 doctors who are completing their specialist GP training. They are fully qualified doctors who have already gained a number of years’ experience working on various teams in hospitals before entering onto a GP training Scheme.


Our nurses manage our phlebotomy service as well as the Children Vaccination Program. They also carry out procedures such as ear syringing, Cryotherapy, ECG’s and the 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring service. Our nurses provide Health Education for diet, asthma, diabetes and a wide range of other topics. Our nurse Pauline is also a registered Smear taker.

Meet The Team