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Prof Jonathan Hourihane

Jonathan Hourihane has taken up a new post of Professor of Paediatrics in RCSI and Consultant Paediatrician in Children’s Hospital Ireland@Temple St. He has moved from University College Cork, where he had held a similar Chair since 2005. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987 and undertook his higher training in Southampton, and London, UK.

His clinical service in the Beacon Hospital will for children with allergic conditions such as food allergy and hay fever/rhinitis. He is one of the world leading paediatric allergists and is at the forefront of recent and ongoing studies of oral and epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy.

He is President of the Irish Association of Allergy and Immunology, is a Board member of the National Childrens’ Research Centre, Dublin.

Dr Mark Walsh

Dr Mark Walsh is a paediatric cardiologist with an interest in electrophysiology and inherited cardiac conditions. He trained in paediatric cardiology in Sickkids in Toronto and did his electrophysiology training in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

He was a consultant in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children from March 2012 to June 2018. He was appointed to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the Mater Hospital in July 2018 to take on the lead for paediatric and adult congenital electrophysiology. He undertakes ablations weekly in Crumlin for paediatric arrhythmias

Mr Brice Antao

Mr Brice Antao MBBS MRCSEd FRCSEd (Paed.Surg), Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Mr Brice Antao qualified as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in the UK in 2011. He brings unique expertise in “key-hole” minimally invasive surgery for children to Ireland. Mr Antao trained in world–leading paediatric surgical centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London. He obtained the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh fellowship to undertake further training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for children at Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa, USA.

Prior to joining Beacon Hospital for Kids, Mr Antao worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin for 5 years. He brings with him pioneering surgical techniques combining cutting-edge surgical technology with evidence-based medicine, to provide the highest standard of care for all his patients.

Mr Antao has just launched Ireland’s first Pectus Brace Service, Beacon Pectus Clinic, treating children with a number of chest wall deformities using non surgical methods. For more information on Beacon Pectus Clinic, CLICK HERE.

Mr Antao manages all common general paediatric and neonatal surgical problems. He has specialist expertise in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, minimally invasive (laparoscopic), robotic surgery and surgical oncology.

Furthermore, Mr Antao has an excellent research profile having published 2 books, 24 book chapters, 36 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 60 presentations at international scientific meetings. Mr Antao believes strongly in keeping abreast with new innovations and technology that improve clinical care and works actively in national and international research and clinical collaborations. As a result, he was the first to introduce, non-surgical therapies such as vacuum bell therapy and pectus bracing for the management of chest wall deformities for children in Ireland.

The common referrals to Mr Antao are: foreskin disorders, umbilical disorders, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, undescended testes, tongue tie, ingrown toe nails, congenital cysts, skin and soft tissue lesions, abdominal pain, bed wetting, bowel disorders, constipation, liver, spleen and gall bladder disorders, congenital chest wall deformities, palmar hyperhidrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, feeding difficulties requiring percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (PEG) and  vascular access.

Mr Michael Mara

Mr. Michael L. Mara BA MD FRCSI FAAOS Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon, specializing in advanced reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity, and upper and lower extremity trauma.

Mr. Mara completed his orthopaedic specialty training in the U.S. in 1995, studying under renowned reconstructive hand surgeon Mr. Alfred B. Swanson.  In 2001, he completed advanced fellowship training in surgery of the hand, including microvascular, paediatric, congenital, and adult reconstruction.  Mr. Mara is a member of the Irish Hand Surgery Society, The British Society for Surgery of The Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a certified specialist of the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.

At Beacon Hospital, Mr. Mara specializes in all aspects of upper extremity surgery, including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.  He emphasizes minimally invasive “keyhole” surgery for shoulder and elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s disease, as well as arthritis of the hand and wrist.

Mr. Mara also serves on the trauma team, providing fracture care aimed at rapid recovery to sports and daily activities.

Prof. Denise McDonald. MD FRCPI DCH

Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Associate Professor TCD.

  • Prof. McDonald is a paediatrician in Beacon Hospital (Beacon for Kids) and Tallaght University Hospital.  She is a graduate of NUI Galway and completed post graduate training in Dublin, Oxford and London (Great Ormond Street).
  • Prof. McDonald specialises in developmental medicine and disability. Her clinical work includes general, developmental  and specialist neurodisability clinics in Tallaght hospital and community-based motor management services in Kildare and Tallaght.
  • Dr McDonald has an active research interest, particularly in the area of high medical need in children with severe impairment.  In addition to her clinical and research roles, she is the lead for paediatric disability services in the Children’s Hospital Group and currently on the Medical Board of LauraLynn.

Ms Deirdre Fitzgerald

Deirdre Fitzgerald MB BCh BAO BMed Sc IMRCSI DOHNS MCh FRCSI (ORL-HNS) is a Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgeon. Her adult and paediatric practices encompass the generality of ENT, along with her dual specialist interests of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Since graduating from University College Dublin in 2002, she has attained her Bachelor of Medical Science, Diploma of Head & Neck Surgery, Masters in Surgery for her thesis on Voice, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Deirdre has worked in Irish, Australian and UK ENT Departments. In 2015, she worked as an ENT Consultant at St Vincent’s University Hospital, prior to taking up the prestigious London St George’s Fellowship in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. At St George’s, she received world-class training under ENT, Facial Plastic, Anterior Skull Base, Maxillofacial and Moorfields-Occuloplastic Surgeons.

Deirdre has presented her research internationally, and has won several awards. She is enrolled on the Specialist Register in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, with both the Irish Medical Council and the UK GMC. She is a member of the European Association of Facial Plastic Surgery, RCSI and the RSM, London.

Deirdre is regularly invited to teach on the London Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, the London Facial Plastic Surgery Course and also the St George’s Hospital Rhinoplasty Course.

Specialist Interests:
Rhinoplasty & Septorhinoplasty: Aesthetic, Functional, Revision
Surgical & Non-Invasive Facial Aesthetic Procedures
Balloon Sinuplasty
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, DCR (Tear Duct Surgery), Orbital Decompression
Moles and Skin Cancer removal and reconstruction
Otoplasty & Ear lobe surgery
Current Appointments
Beacon Hospital & Beacon Hospital for Kids
Temple Street & Mater University Hospitals
Fitzgerald Private Clinic, Dublin 2


For Adult Consultations:
Phone: 087 190 6109
Fax: 01 661 9221

For Paediatric Consultations:
Phone:01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Dr Sinead Harty

Dr Sinead Harty is a Consultant Paediatrician at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the Beacon Hospital. After qualifying in 1994, Dr Harty trained in Ireland and the United Kingdom in General and Community Paediatrics.

Dr Harty was appointed to the role of Lead for General Paediatrics at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in 2014. Dr Harty is also a National Speciality Director for Higher Specialist Training in Paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2013.

Dr Harty specialises in all aspects of General Paediatrics including headaches, abdominal pain, failure to thrive, gastro oesophageal reflux, urinary tract infection, vulvovaginitis, wetting, and constipation. Special areas of interest also include child development and child protection.

Prof Paul McNally

Professor Paul McNally is a consultant in paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine at Our Ladys Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Beacon Hospital. Paul graduated from the UCD school of Medicine in 1998. He completed his paediatric medical training in Ireland and subsequently completed a 2-year MD program in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease in the National Children’s Hospital Tallaght and RCSI.

Paul completed fellowship training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2007 to 2009. He was appointed as a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in 2009 and head of the department of Respiratory Medicine in 2010.

Paul is clinical lead for Paediatric Respiratory Medicine in the Dublin Hospitals. Paul is a member of the working group of the National Clinical Programme for Cystic Fibrosis and is a member of the advisory board for the National Clinical Programme for Paediatrics. In 2015 Paul was appointed as Associate Professor of Paediatrics in RCSI and heads the RCSI teaching programme in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Paul’s main research interest is in lung disease in preschool children with CF.

Paul’s main clinical interests are CF, paediatric sleep problems, non-invasive ventilation, pulmonary aspiration, respiratory problems in children with Down Syndrome and recurrent respiratory infection in childhood. Paul has developed undergraduate and postgraduate teaching modules relating to respiratory infection, recurrent cough and wheeze in children aimed at improving understanding and medical decision making in these common paediatric problems.

Dr David Coghlan

Dr. David Coghlan is a paediatrician appointed to the National Children’s Hospital (NCH), Tallaght and Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin (OLHC). He runs independent clinics at Beacon Hospital in Dublin 18.

He qualified from UCD in 1992. Paediatrics and the care of children is a rapidly changing specialty. The majority of children are treated as day cases or for short overnight stay to minimise time away from home. This model of care is the way of the future and treating children in their own home is not too far away. This is his philosophy also and something he feels quite strongly about as a doctor and a parent.

Dr. Coghlan specialises in Asthma, Epilepsy, Recurrent Infections, Allergy/Anaphylaxis, Failure to Thrive, Penicillin Allergy, Convulsions (Fits/Seizures) , Food Allergy, Urinary Tract Infections, Cough, Food Difficulties, Vaccine Reactions, Early Development, Headache and International Adoption – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/dr-david-coghlan/#sthash.6qJYQXzf.dpuf