"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.

Online Prescriptions

You can now order your repeat prescription online and collect from your local pharmacy

Baker’s Point

Pottery Road

Dún Laoghaire A96 A6P2