Looking After Your Healthcare Needs

Our team is a group of highly qualified, motivated healthcare professionals, all affiliated to appropriate professional bodies.

The Castle Medical Centre practice was established in 1979 by Dr Des Bluett in Castlelawn Heights, Galway. It has developed and grown over the years. In 2007, we moved to a purpose-built premises in Liosban, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and services for our patients. The premises is fully wheel-chair accessible with ample free parking available to the rear.

Many of our patients have been attending this practice since its foundation in 1979. It has been our privilege to care for generations of the same families. Our practice, because of its size, location and skill base, can facilitate new patients on a daily basis. We have male and female GPs and a practice nurse, who are available to all our patients to provide a comprehensive healthcare service. At certain times of the year, we are involved in training medical students.

We care for private and medical card patients. While all services are available to both groups, all are not available free of charge to Medical Card Holders. We are affiliated to the Irish College of General Practitioners, and are active advocates for improved health services for all.

Dr. Desmond Bluett

Dr. Desmond Bluett

M.B., B. Ch., B.A.O., D.C.H., M.R.C.G.P, M.I.C.G.P, Dip. Occ Health.
Dr. Mairead Cashman

Dr. Mairead Cashman

M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., D.C.H., D.Obst, Dip Palliative Care,
Dr. Therese Dillon

Dr. Therese Dillon

M.B., B.A.O., B.Ch., D.C.H., D.O.W.H., M.I.C.G.P., Dip. Occ.Med.
Dr. Mary Egan

Dr. Mary Egan

M.B., BAO, B.Ch., MA, DCP, DCH, M.I.C.G.P.
Dr Deon Knight

Dr Deon Knight

M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., D.O.W.H., D.C.H., M.I.C.G.P., Dip Occ.Med.

• Graduate of NUIG 2002.

• Member of Irish College of General Practitioners and on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council in General Practice.

• Diplomas in Occupational Medicine, Child Health, Obstetrics and Women’s Health.

• Postgraduate qualifications in Contraception and Minor Surgery.

• Special Interest in Occupational Medicine, Men’s Health, Paediatrics, Family Planning, Travel Medicine.

• Registered smeartaker with the National Cervical Screening Programme.

Karyn Gibbons

Karyn Gibbons

Marina Freeman

Marina Freeman

Practice Manager

Marina has been Practice manager since 1990.
Marina provides administrative and secretarial support to the doctors and assists with the smooth running of the practice and reception. She is the main point of contact for any suggestions or complaints about the practice in general or any of its services or staff.


Marina, Berna and Marcella are the first port of call when contacting the practice. They can assist you with most enquiries and can liaise with the health professionals in the practice on your behalf when required. They all have a wealth of experience and endeavour to provide a friendly and efficient service to all of our clients. Jackie Ruane looks after the practice finances.

They can be contacted by email at casmed@castlemedicalcentre.ie or by contacting reception on 091 767449.


“I have been a patient of Dr Mairead Cashman for over 30 years and cannot speak highly enough of the service provided by her to both me and my family. In 2000, I was diagnosed with cancer and I can honestly say that I attribute my full recovery to the care, attention and advice that I received from Dr Cashman. As my illness was such a traumatic event, Dr Cashman took on board how this would affect my immediate family and extended her care and services to each of them, which enabled us to deal with the situation together. As well as Dr Cashman’s excellent work, Marina and the staff in reception are also very personable and eager to help. There is always an appointment available when needed and their service and flexibility are second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending this practice to other families.”

Karen KennySept 2014

“From when we arrived back to Ireland in 1990 with three children and our fourth on the way, Dr Bluett and Dr Cashman and partners have looked after all our family health issues with absolute professionalism. There is that respect all the way from the front desk to the surgery. I find the whole team very compassionate and down-to-earth. They have our trust and continued support. Our new grandson and his dad are now living in Galway, so generation three have joined the patient list!”

Aine CooneySept 2014

As a mother with a young family it is comforting to know there is such a great team of staff always ready to support at Castle Medical Centre.

My youngest suffered from severe GERD (reflux) for the first 2 yrs. and it was often quite a worrying and stressful time. From the moment you pick up the phone the staff are professional, personable and reassuring, often going out of their way to fit us in urgently.

I would highly recommend Castle Medical Centre to any family and would like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You very much’.

Orla DevoySept 2014

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