New pharmacy is opening in Mayo's county town

A new pharmacy business is opening in Castlebar on Friday.

Moran’s Pharmacy will open in Shruffaun House on New Antrim Street at the junction of Newline.

The interior design and fit-out of the shop was carried out by local craftspeople.

The pharmacy boasts a large retail as well as dispensing space and a modern shop fit completed by Costelloe's Shopfitters.

The new premises are fitted with a state-of-the-art air filtration system supplied and fitted by Alan Carson Refrigeration.

This system ensures that fresh air is constantly being pumped into the pharmacy while at the same time, air is also constantly being drawn out, as the new air is being pumped in.

The pharmacy is owned and operated by Ronan Moran, who was born and reared in Castlebar.

Ronan was educated in St. Patrick’s Boys National School and St. Gerald’s College in the town.

He attained an Honours Degree in Psychology from University College Dublin as well as Honours Masters Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Brighton.

Ronan completed his pre registration examinations in King’s College Hospital, London.

He subsequently worked as a pharmacist in King’s College Hospital and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.

He later managed a large pharmacy for a pharmacy group in the south east of England.

Since returning to Ireland in 2017 Ronan has worked as a supervising and locum pharmacist in various pharmacies in the west of Ireland.

The new pharmacy will provide prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical advice, vaccinations as well as products from the leading brands in dental, optical, baby care, skin care, body care, hair care, injury recovery, first aid, vitamins and minerals, as well as an extensive range of cosmetics and fragrances.