"A lighthouse is a symbol of hope and security. At Rahona Family Practice we aim to provide safe passage to all our patients, protect their wellbeing and advocate for their health."

Established in 2023, Rahona Family Practice is a new practice led by Dr. Sarah Carty, a General Practitioner with more than twenty years of experience. Our aim is to provide expert GP healthcare in a welcoming and caring environment and to support the health needs of our local community.

We manage a broad spectrum of acute and chronic illness, along with a focus on preventive medicine and health education. Rahona Family Practice is an affiliated training practice with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Rahona Family Practice does not discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation. We are supportive to all our patients of their individual circumstances. Please inform us what gender or non binary pronoun you prefer.

Our History

The name Rahona continues a family tradition. Dr. Carty’s grandfather, Dr. William Shannon, was a General Practitioner in West Clare in a small area outside Carrigaholt called “Rahona”. He lived and cared for the local community from his surgery and his home “Rahona House”.

Her father, also Dr. William Shannon, worked as a GP from his own GP surgery, which he called “Rahona House” in Bishopstown, Cork from 1969 to 1987. This practice is still in existence today!

Our Team

Dr. Sarah Carty

General Practitioner


Dr. Carty is dedicated to continuing a longstanding family commitment to excellence in GP care.

Dr. Sarah Carty earned her degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 1999. Following her graduation, she pursued specialist training in General Practice, completing her studies in Edinburgh in 2003. With a wealth of experience, Dr. Carty established Rahona Family Practice after her tenure at the Merrion Gates Medical Centre in Dublin 4, where she worked as a GP principal from 2005-2023.

Dr. Carty actively contributes to the field of medicine by engaging in undergraduate and postgraduate GP training. As a dedicated GP trainer affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), she plays a vital role in shaping the next generation of medical professionals.

She has a special interest in ADHD and is passionate about increasing awareness in the area of neurodivergence. She founded ADHDdoc in October 2022.

She is an advocate for holistic care, women’s health and care for the elderly patient.

Dr. Nicola Faichney

General Practitioner


Dr. Nicola Faichney, attained her degree from the University of Limerick Graduate Entry programme in 2014. Following her graduation, she pursued specialised training in hospital medicine at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, where she obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland in 2016.

Dr. Faichney served as a Specialist Lecturer at the UCD School of Medicine. Before she embarked on a new path in General Practice, undertaking training with the esteemed Royal College of Surgeons.

Dr. Faichney has also pursued additional qualifications in women’s health and dermatology, further enhancing her skills and offering comprehensive care to her patients.

Dr Marielle Moran

General Practitioner


Dr Marielle Moran graduated in 2017 from the National University of Galway. She completed her internship in the Mater Hospital, and gained further experience in Internal Medicine in Perth, Australia.

She returned to Ireland and completed her Basic Medical Training in Beaumont Hospital where she developed an interest in Rheumatology. Dr Moran is currently a trainee of the Royal College of Surgeons General Practice scheme.

Deirdre O’Doherty

Practice Nurse

Deirdre O’Doherty is a dedicated and experienced nurse with a passion for providing high-quality care to patients. With a background as a Theatre Nurse at the renowned Coombe Hospital, Mount Carmel among others. Deirdre has honed her skills in surgical nursing and developed a keen eye for detail and patient safety.

Driven by a desire to expand her knowledge and contribute to the broader healthcare community, Deirdre transitioned to the role of Practice Nurse at Rahona Family Practice. Here, she applies her expertise to primary care, serving a diverse patient population. Deirdre’s compassionate nature and excellent communication skills allow her to establish strong relationships with her patients, providing them with the support and guidance they need to manage their health effectively.

Orla Cunningham

Practice Manager

Orla Cunningham is professional with a strong background in leadership and management. With extensive experience in the technology industry and digital banking. Having previously held senior management positions at Microsoft along with positions in the Digital space in the Financial Industry.
Orla joined Rahona Family Practice & ADHDDoc as the Practice Manager. In this role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the practice, and endeavours to create patient centred efficient and happy place for both patients and the team.

Grace Cooke

Medical Reception & Administration

Grace Cooke is part of the Rahona Family Practice Reception & Administrative team. Her role is critical to the patient & doctor experience. Grace co-manages front of house, a very busy area juggling patients, doctors, appointments, admin, and scheduling for our General Practice. She has an array of experience working in many fields, including reception work, childcare, interior design and architecture. Grace has accomplished all of this whilst balancing raising a family of three boys.

Kasia Rygalska

Medical Reception & Administration

Kasia Rygalska is part of the Rahona Family Practice Reception & Administrative team.

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Baker’s Point

Pottery Road

Dún Laoghaire A96 A6P2