We have consultant specialist clinics in general surgery, ENT, Gynaecology and Vasectomy services on site. Other healthcare services available are physiotherapy, dietician, audiology, psychology, yoga and osteopathy.

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About Us

The Physio Company is fresh, innovative and forward thinking private Chartered Physiotherapy provider. Since its inception in 2007, The Physio Company has become Ireland's largest Chartered Physiotherapy provider with 27 clinics located across Ireland.

We strive to provide outstanding clinical excellence and customer service to all our patients in the local communities that we serve. We offer a large range of high quality services to all our patients to ensure this high level of care. The Physio Company ensures patient satisfaction by staying at the forefront of the industry by offering our Chartered Physiotherapists a continual evidence-based education programme.

Our physios regularly attend internal and recognised external professional development courses to stay at the top of their profession and meet training guidelines set down by The Physio Company.

To make an appointment contact our patient services team on 1890 749746.

Our Services

Whether you have hurt yourself at home, at work or on the sporting field, our Chartered Physiotherapists will help you recover faster and minimise your chance of re-injury. We focus on getting you back doing the things that you love as fast and safely as possible, and making sure that you achieve lasting freedom from pain, not just temporary relief.

At our Kilkenny clinic we offer a wide range of service including:

 For further information or to make a booking, please contact our patient services team on

1890 749 746 or visit www.thephysiocompany.com

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A High Standard of Care

Spectrum Therapy Counselling and Psychology


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A service of Saint John of God Hospital

Stress is an absolutely necessary emotion in our lives. Our makeup is such that it is difficult to take action unless we feel at least some level of this state.  In fact, optimal performance is associated with a moderate level of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it is harmless. It is only when stress is prolonged that it causes problems. Prolonged stress results in a range of anxiety and depressive disorders as well as affecting ones physical wellbeing, work and relationships.

Saint John of God Hospital established the Dublin County Stress Clinic in 1996 and pioneered a multifaceted approach to the treatment of stress disorder. It has treated thousands of patients successfully over the years, restoring their wellbeing. This service is now also provided at the South East County Clinic a new outpatient service which is based in the Ayrfield Medical Centre in Kilkenny.

The clinic is led by Dr Richard Blennerhassett, Clinical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist. Referrals can also be made to members of our Clinical Psychology team based in Saint John of God Hospital in Stillorgan.

Treatment is provided for a broad range of stress related disorders:

• Anxiety                                                                       • Panic Disorders

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder                                  • Social Anxiety

• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder                                    • Depression

• Bipolar Disorder

The treatment approach will combine medication, when required, alongside Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on thoughts and behaviour which underlie and maintain a low and anxious mood.  It is a short focused treatment with an excellent track record in helping people recover from stress related conditions.

The costs are as follows:

            1 hour Psychiatric Assessment               €250

            ½ hour Psychiatric Review                     €120

            1 hour Psychology session                    €120

In the case where assessment indicates that a person’s condition requires inpatient treatment, an inpatient admission to Saint John of God Hospital can be arranged.

For further information and referrals please contact:     

Dr Richard Blennerhassett, Clinical Director, Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

Tel: 01-2771440             Fax: 01-2885107


We are please to announce the opening of Audiology Medical Services in Ayrfield Primary Care Centre, Kilkenny.

Audiology Services has a hearing aid to suit every budget, lifestyle and taste from the extremely affordable to the completely invisible LYRIC hearing aid, the world's first completely invisible, always-on hearing aid.  LYRIC can stay in place for a period of months with no maintenance or removal required, there are no batteries and you can even leave them in while you sleep and shower.  Touchstone Hearing is the only supplier of LYRIC in Ireland.

We have an expert team of Hearing Aid Audiologists led by Charles Lewis, considered Ireland’s leading Hearing Aid Audiologist with over 30 years experience also lectures internationally on Audiology.

Charles Lewis, Managing Director of Hearing Care, now Audiology Medical Services, Charles is a Member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists since 1976, Fellow of B.S.H.A.A. 1978, Fellow of Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.

Kay Lewis B.A H.DIP, Fellow ISHAA, Dip. Aud UCD
Catherine Lewis Jackson, Member ISHAA

Book an Appointment

For information on appointment booking, please call Freephone
1800 501 501


Audiology Medical Services

Aut Even Consultants



Ayrfield Medical Practice offer a range of Consultant led clinics in a seperate Consultants Suites within the Ayrfield Medical Practice building. To arrange appointments with any of these consultant please phone Aut Even Hospital at 0567775275.

The Aut Even Consultants

The Consultants Provide the Following services:


Dr Fahim Khan Consultant Rheumatologist, Aut Even Hospital 

Aut Even Hospital, Freshford Road, Kilkenny
Phone: 056 7721726/056 7775146
Fax: 056 7789846


 Mr. T. Christle, Consultant General Surgeon, Aut Even Hospital 

Kylemore Clinic, Freshford Road, Kilkenny
Tel: 056-7750070
Fax: 056-7750071
Ayrfield Medical Centre Clinic – Monday Afternoon Clinic


Mr Peter Meagher, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Aut Even Hospital

Areas of interest:
      Skin cancers

• Malignant Melanoma
• Squamous/Basal Cell Carcinoma

Hand Surgery
• Fractures and tendon injuries
• Dupuytren’s, De Quervain’s 
• Carpal Tunnel Disease  
• Reconstructive Hand surgery

Breast Surgery
• Congenital/acquired breast disease
• Breast hyperplasia/asymmetry
• Gynaecomastia, pectus excavatum
• Poland’s syndrome and reconsrtruction post mastectomy.

Mr Peter Meagher graduated from RCSI in 1989.  He did his basic surgical training in Dublin prior to specializing in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery which involved a six year training programme in London. This included a year spent at The Rayne Institute at UCL researching Dupuytren’s Disease. On completion of training he did a three year Microsurgery Fellowship at The Bernard O’Brien 

Mr. Tom Stumpf BM, BSc, PhD, FRCOphth 
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Aut Even Hospital

Tom Stumpf is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who has been in full time private practice in Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny since 2007. Mr. Stumpf graduated in Medicine from the University of Southampton in 1992 and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1997. He has been on the Register of Medical Specialists in Ireland since 2006. He has completed 3 internationally recognized fellowships in Bristol, Cardiff and Auckland, New Zealand. 
Mr. Stumpf specializes in Glaucoma, Cataract and Laser Refractive Surgery. 
The Eye Surgery, Abbey Bridge, Dean Street, Kilkenny
Tel: 056-7786070
Fax: 056-7702616
Email: info@eyesurgery.ie
Office hours: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00


Mr Stuart Edwards Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Joint Replacement Specialist, Aut Even Hospital

    Service Features
• Rapid recovery Programme  4-5 day’s
• Specialist pain management techniques
• Oral anti-coagulant therapy (Xeralto) post operatively
• Pre assessment service with  In house Consultant Cardiologist, Senior OT and Senior Physiotherapist
• Full time 24hr house doctor/ Anaesthetist on Call
• HDU initial 24hr post-operative period  
Stuart Edwards Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon has been working full time in Aut Even Hospital since November 2008. His specialist area includes primary and revision hip and knee surgery, both cemented and uncemented, minimal access surgery and resurfacing procedures. His goal is the delivery of modern techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery, using modern bearing ceramic/ceramic surfaces.  He is committed to the provision of clinical excellence for all his patients and endeavours to carry out consultant rounds twice daily.
Having worked with several world-renowned surgeons in the field of adult hip and knee replacement, Mr Edwards was appointed in 2005 as a Fellow in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstruction at The Royal Bournmouth Hospital, U.K., an internationally renowned fellowship programme. During this year he gained significant exposure to modern techniques in hip and knee replacement such as minimal access and computer assisted surgery, plus major experience in the use of modern implants with improved longevity.

He has published 11 peer reviewed publications orthopaedic, 18 abstract articles, over twenty presentations at local, national and international levels and was awarded two prizes. He has recently become a faculty member of the INDO British health initiative. Mr. Edwards is an educational facilitator.


MR. N. RILEY F.R.C.S. (ORL-HNS) Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon, Aut Even Hospital
Medical Council Number 200046

Neil Riley is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. He trained in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery in Northern Ireland and in London and was a lecturer in this subject in Queen’s University Belfast, University College London and also spent a year as a lecturer in the University of Otago Medical School in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He has worked as a Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon in London and the public sector in Ireland in Waterford Regional Hospital.  He has been a full-time private practitioner attached to Aut Even Hospital since 2006.
Neil Riley is able to provide an extensive range of Ear, Nose and Throat procedures as well as management of non-surgical conditions including nasal allergies and balance problems as well as hearing loss.  He provides comprehensive hearing tests at the clinic. Waiting lists are kept to a minimum for both out-patient appointments and surgery
Mr. Riley is always available on his mobile for patients after clinic and surgery.

Aut Even Hospital, Freshford Road, Kilkenny
Tel: 056-7775258
Email: nrileykk21@gmail.com 



Dr. Liz Purcell, FRCSI(Plast) Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic & Hand Surgeon, IMC 019957

Dr. Purcell graduated from TCD, 1996 and pursued plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and hand surgery specialty training in Ireland, completed 2009. During that period she also taught anatomy at TCD and obtained a postgraduate medical science degree in the subjects of anatomy & anthropology from UCD. She completed a laboratory based research fellowship at Brigham & women’s hospital & Harvard medical school in Boston, USA.
In addition to her FRCSI (Plast) qualification, she holds a European (FESSH) diploma in hand surgery and is European board certified in plastic surgery, (EBOPRAS). She completed her training with a clinical fellowship in breast & microsurgery at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Since returning to Ireland, Dr. Purcell has worked as a locum consultant at St James’s hospital, Dublin and has regular clinics in Ayrfield Medical Practice and Aut Even hospital, Kilkenny, Whitfield Clinic, Waterford and Clane General Hospital, Kildare as well as at her office based in Naas, Co. Kildare. She is specialist registered with the medical council and is a member of the Irish association of plastic surgeons (IAPS).

All correspondence to Tara Clinic, Tara Court, Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare

Secretary Susan
Clinics 2nd Thursday of every month in Ayrfield.
Phone 087-2774884 Fax 045-898427 

Email address lizpurcelloffice@gmail.com 

Website: http:// plasticsurgery.vpweb.ie/Home.html 

Aut Even hospital, Freshford Road, Co. Kilkenny 056 7775275?

Whitfield Clinic, Butlerstown North, Cork Road, Co. Waterford 051 337 400
Clane General Hospital, Prosperous Road, Clane, Co. Kildare 045 989704

Dr. E. Tamilmani, MB BS, FRCSI, FCARCSI, Dip Pain Med, FFPMCAI

Consultant Pain Specialist

Dr Tamilmani specialises in interventional techniques for treating Chronic Pain. On graduation from Medicine he undertook Surgical training and obtained a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. He then underwent Specialist training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine and was awarded a Fellowship and Specialist Certification by the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. He went on to undertake advanced training in Pain Medicine in Ireland and Australia and was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. He completed advanced training in Interventional techniques, Neuromodulation and Multidisciplinary Pain Management from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne. Areas of special interest: Chronic back and neck pain Neuropathic pain Post-surgical pain Cancer pain Neuromodulation

Tel: 056 7775281

Fax: 056 7775333

email: annryan72@gmail.com


Mary Ellen Brennan

Mary Ellen Brennan teaches the Viniyoga approach to yoga. The hallmarks of this approach are adapting postures and practices to suit the needs of individuals. Students are encouraged to work at their own level and a class may have people practicing at
various levels.

Mary Ellen offers individual sessions in yoga as therapy for physical, emotional and mental well-being. Tuition for yoga teachers also available. Facilitates yoga day retreats and introductory days for beginners. Working with groups and individuals since 1994.



Mary Ellen Brennan

Ayrfield Medical Park, Granges Rd, Kilkenny (and other locations)

086 3395971


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Dorothy Casey
Individual Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Dorothy Casey

Individual Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy
Kilkenny Counselling & Psychotherapy Service, 19 High Street, Kilkenny
Office Phone: 087 250 0688
Mobile Phone: 087 250 0688



Orla Finlayson, Hypnotherapist

Orla offers a unique, individual approach to helping clients feel better.
Whether you want to reduce anxiety or quit smoking, change your eating habits
or become more confident, you've come to the right place.

Orla Finlayson, Hypnotherapist, Garden Row, Kilkenny
Tel: 086 2202000

Web: http://www.kilkennyhypnotherapy.com/

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OTHER HEALTH SERVICES-Dr Justin Kwong -Vascetomy Services and Minor Ops

Dr Justin Kwong is a General Practitioner based in the South-East of Ireland.
Having trained and qualified from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2004, he proceeded to train in surgery and attained a postgraduate membership with RCSI (MRCSI) and following this, he progressed to complete his GP training with the Mid Leinster GP Training Scheme and attained his postgraduate membership with the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP).
Dr Justin Kwong has a special interest in Minor Surgery procedures and is also trained in No-Scalpel Vasectomy, and is accredited to perform Vasectomies by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK (RCOG).