Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental

Official Ardo hospital grade Breast pump now available to rent at McGreals Primary Care Centre Pharmacy, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

Online booking is essential – book your breast pump rental here

Get access at home to the breastpump used and endorsed by maternity wards across the country

The Carum breastpump features a closed system hospital-grade breastpump

Simple to use – complete control over speed and suction

Sensitive settings to help mums with tender breasts or nipples.

Santa is coming to McGreals – 2018 dates announced

*FREE Magical Christmas Experience at McGreals*

Going to visit Santa is always a highlight for children during the festive season, so here’s where you can find him this year.

Santa will be visiting all the McGreals Pharmacies in December. Every year huge crowds of children arrive at their local McGreals to meet Santa and his elves. There is no admission fee and Santa will have a free gift and a free photo for every child.

Santa will be visiting from 1pm – 5pm on these dates

Portarlington – McGreals Pharmacy Tuesday 4th December 2018

Monasterevin – Monasterevin Pharmacy Wednesday 5th December

Blessington – McGreals Primary Care Pharmacy Thurs 6th December &
Mcgreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington Fri 7th December

Baltinglass – Baltinglass Pharmacy Wednesday 12th December

Newbridge – McGreals Pharmacy Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December

TEXT & COLLECT – a NEW FREE SERVICE at McGreals Pharmacy


With our free prescription texting service, you give us your repeat prescriptions for long term medication.
On the monthly date your repeat prescription is due to be filled, we will text you as soon as it is ready for collection!

No wait time! Your prescription will be ready when you arrive.

HOW DO I AVAIL OF THE SERVICE?

To join just pop in store.
Bring your repeat prescription with you if we do not already have it on file.
You will be asked to fill out contact details on our application form available in store and leave the rest to us!

 

PRIVACY
We will not share your mobile number with anyone else. Your prescription and your information will be kept private at all times and held in the strictest confidence.

180 people attend free CPR training events at McGreals Pharmacy

McGreals Pharmacy held free CPR & defibrillater training throughout the month of May at store locations in Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin & Portarlington.

Wicklow First Responders Anne Marie Whittle & Paul Byrne trained an overwhelming number of 180 people over the course of the events. In the one hour class attendees were shown the basics of CPR, defibrillator use and the correct procedure to follow in an emergency.

There is a public access defibrillator outside every McGreals Pharmacy with the help of a community phone donation scheme they ran in 2015. Every year since there installation McGreals Pharmacy have hosted free CPR training to ensure as many people possible throughout their communities have the ability to use them.

Free CPR Training at McGreals Pharmacy

Free CPR Training at McGreals Pharmacy

Learn how to respond to a cardiac emergency.

McGreals Pharmacy will be offering an opportunity for you to learn CPR, in our Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin and Portarlington stores.

Mcgreals Pharmacy,Curragh grange, Newbridge, Co Kildare Tuesday 8th May from 7-8pm.

Mcgreals Pharmacy, Mcgreals Primary Care Centre, Blessington, Co Wicklow Wednesday 9th May from 7-8pm.

Baltinglass Pharmacy, Mill Street, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow Thursday 10th May from 7-8pm.

Monasterevin Pharmacy, Watermill Place, Monasterevin, Co Kildare Tuesday 15th May from 6.30-7.30pm

Mcgreals Pharmacy, Primary Care Centre, Kilnacourt, Portarlington, Co Laois Wednesday 16th May from 6.30pm-7.30pm

You will be shown the basics of CPR by two Wicklow First Responders and the correct procedure to follow in an emergency. The following topics will be covered on the night.

Adult Chest Compressions
Adult Breaths
Adult Pocket Face Mask
Adult Practice
Adult Defibrillation
Adult Choking
Child CPR
Infant CPR
Child Choking
Infant Choking

This FREE training event is open to all members of the public,
People of any age are more than welcome to attend.

Get Fit with McGreals this January 2018 – Operation Transformation is Back!


This January we plan to lead the way in promoting healthy living in our community as we join in RTE’s Operation Transformation!

After the success of last years Operation Transformations National Walk in Blessington Co Wicklow we have decided to team up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring the national event to Blessington again this year! The walk will take place on Saturday 13th January at 11am and we encourge the whole community to get behind it & join us for the 5km loop of the town starting at McGreals Primary Care Centre.

Enquire about weekly walking groups at your local McGreals Pharmacy.

McGreals Pharmacy will be offering a free weekly weigh in service for the
duration of RTE’s Operation Transformation’s show on a day of your choosing in our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin and Portarlington.

This service includes free waist and weight measurements as well as free professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress and stay motivated!

Send us your photo(s) of how you are staying fit this January to info@mcgreals.ie & we will use the photos on our social media to encourage and motivate other
community members to get active!
Best photo will be chosen at the end of the show & will be awarded a prize from McGreals Pharmacy.

Christmas Opening Hours – McGreals

BLESSINGTON MAIN ST. – McGreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Telephone: 045 865 197

Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 18th – Fri 22nd: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 23rd: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Christmas Eve: 10:00am – 3:00pm
25th & 26th: 11:00am – 1:00pm
27th, 28th & 29th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 30th: 9:00am – 6:00pm
New Years Eve & New Years Day: 11:00am – 1:00pm

SANTA is Coming to McGreals – 2017 dates announced!

*FREE Magical Christmas Experience at McGreals*

Going to see Santa on the run up to Christmas is always a highlight for children growing up, so here’s where you can find him this year.

Santa will be visiting all the McGreals Pharmacies in December. Every year huge crowds of children arrive at their local McGreals to meet Santa and his elves. There is no admission fee and Santa will have a free gift and a free photo for every child.

Santa will be visiting from 1pm – 5pm on these dates

Portarlington – McGreals Pharmacy Friday 1st December

Monasterevin – Monasterevin Pharmacy Tuesday 5th December

Blessington – McGreals Primary Care Pharmacy Thurs 7th December &
Mcgreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington Fri 8th December

Baltinglass – Baltinglass Pharmacy Tuesday 12th December

Newbridge – Mcgreals Pharmacy Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December


We have Santa letters available in store that can be posted in our Santa post box. Santa replies to every child before Christmas by post.

Family Fun Walk 2017 – Blessington Greenway

Join our *FAMILY FUN WALK 2017* in aid of West Wicklow Cancer Support.
-Sunday 10th September-

Spending time outdoors with the family is so important. The health benefits of being active and outdoors are obvious; getting that all-important vitamin D, stress relief, physical activity – the list goes on. With this in mind McGreals have teamed up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring a Family Fun Walk to Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

It will be a free fun event for all of the family.
We have decided to take donations on the day for a carefully chosen group who do fantastic work for families in West Wicklow – West Wicklow Cancer Support Group.

Where & When

The event will start & finish at The Avon Ri Adventure Centre in Blessington, Co Wicklow on Sunday 10th September. Registration at 11am, starts at 11.30pm.

The Route

The 6km or 12km route will take you along the beautiful Blessington Greenway trail. Along the way you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.
Blessington Greenway, Blessington, Wicklow is a hidden gem; only about half an hour from Dublin, it’s the ideal place to head with the whole family.

Donations can be made in your local Mcgreals Pharmacy or on the day to support West Wicklow Cancer Support.

Ask Your Pharmacist – How can they help?

Pharmacists are highly trained experts in medication management — and key members of your healthcare team. Pharmacists can provide advice and information on many common health topics and ailments. Are you taking full advantage of the many helpful services your pharmacist can provide? Here’s what you should know.

Manage your medications

Pharmacists are specialists with in-depth knowledge of hundreds of medications — including prescription, non-prescription (or “over-the-counter”) and supplements.

As a healthcare professional specializing in drugs, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and chronic health conditions, your pharmacist works with other healthcare professionals to ensure you are receiving the right drug and dose at the right time for your personal needs. This is especially important if you take more than one medication, and even more so if the medications are initiated by different prescribers.

Your pharmacist can explain the best way to take your medications, ensuring that you know the possible side effects and how to manage them, and that you understand how your medications interact with other medications, food and drink.

Treat everyday ailments

Your pharmacist does more than just dispense and advise on medications. Other services may include:

Giving flu shots.
Recommending treatment (e.g., medication, lifestyle changes) or referral to another practitioner for common conditions such as allergies, sunburn, flu, and rashes.
Screening for cholesterol.
Providing support in managing chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions.
Helping people quit smoking by recommending over-the-counter products, prescribing medication for smoking cessation, and providing information and encouragement.
Explaining how to use healthcare aids and devices.
Providing general education on health and wellness topics.

These services can be especially helpful if you live in a rural area without ready access to a doctor, do not have a primary care provider, or if you simply need advice quickly.

If you have a question or need help with a particular health and wellness issue, ask your pharmacist if he or she can help.