About Us

Ashford Clinic

The Clinic was founded in 1998 by Dr. Orla McAndrew who had previously been running the Bray and Coolock Well Woman centres. She was joined in 2003 by her husband Dr. Dan McCarthy who had been working in hospitals specialising in Orthopaedic Surgery and Psychiatry.

Their aim was to develop a patient and family-focussed practice to serve the greater Wicklow area from Greystones to Arklow, and from Ashford to Glendalough.

One of the important strengths of Ashford Clinic, is that our Doctors are a husband and wife team that have lived locally for over 20 years, understand the needs and requirements of patients in this locality, and are dedicated to serving their client base with care and professionalism.

Daniel McCarthy

Dan is a graduate of the College of Surgeons in Dublin where he graduated in 1989. He studied surgery in Perth, Western Australia before returning to Ireland in 1992. He then studied Orthopedic Surgery for 8 years before working in psychiatry in Dublin & Wicklow for 4 years then in 2003, commencing a full time family medicine practice with Orla in Ashford.

He is married to Orla and has 3 daughters, living locally in Moneystown. His interests include sports in general, rugby in particular & staying fit.

Orla McAndrew

Orla is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, where she grew up. She returned home to Ireland in 1992, and after completing her GP training she joined a group practise in Wicklow Town where she worked for 3 years before setting up her own practise in Ashford in 1998.

She is married to Dan, has 3 daughters and has lived in Moneystown for the last 20 years. her hobbies include horseriding/showjumping and triathlons, in particular sea swimming around Wicklow.

Angela Brennan
Practice Nurse

Angela carries out a range of nursing functions to serve the requirements of all categories of clinic patients.

Ann Doyle
Practice Administrator

Ann manages all the general administration, practice accounts and overall patient experience at the clinic.

Margaret Dickenson

Margaret handles patient appointments, referrals, blood test administration and general reception duties.

Diane Snell
Medical Secretary

Diane is responsible for patient appointments, handling patient queries, maintaining records and general reception duties.