Meet the Team

COLEMAN O'FLYNN -  Owner O’Flynn’s Pharmacy for 40 Years


Colman is a native of Ardee, and has strong links to our local community, following his late father Michael in his involvement with local heritage projects such as the Jumping Church, Ardee Castle, and Riverside Walk.


His long record of local and national involvement includes Tidy Towns, the Archaeological Society, Ferdia and for many years the Ardee Business Park.

Prominent in the Pharmaceutical Society and The Pharmacy Union, Colman is a former member of the National Health Council and was honoured to be admitted to the Fellowship of the Society in 1990.


Married to Florrie with 5 children, Colman has long been a mentor to his daughter Ann, to which he attributes his grey hair. Still very active in the running of O’Flynn’s Pharmacy, Colman still finds time for other activities.


Colman enjoys travel, is a keen sports fan, a lifelong GAA supporter and is known to have the occasional liking for racing. 

        




FLORRIE O'FLYNN

Florrie worked in the family business when she married Colman O’Flynn, owner O’Flynn’s Pharmacy .



They now have 5 children, one of whom, Ann followed in their footsteps and qualified as a Pharmacist currently running the business.



Now retired, Florrie is very active in the Ardee community with charity work for the Ardee Day-care Centre and the National Council for the Blind.

 

 








ANNE O'FLYNN -  Qualified Pharmacist & Owner

 

Native to Ardee, Ann is the most recent of three generations of pharmacists, following in the footsteps of her Grandmother Helen O’Flynn who founded the pharmacy and her father Coleman who ran the pharmacy for 40 years with his wife Florrie and is still active in the business.

 

Ann joined the pharmacy after graduating as a pharmacist in 1990 and is passionate in her belief in constantly improving the services of the pharmacy to make it the industry leader in health screening and customer care. Innovative and forward thinking, Ann has kept pace with latest trends by the addition of a full makeup bar and the latest addition of the first and currently only Dermalogica Skin Clinic in Ardee.

 

Running the pharmacy day in and day out doesn’t allow much free time, but for leisure, Ann likes spending time with her three children,walking her dogs, comfortable shoes, chatting, and pub grub.

 

If you have a question about the pharmacy you can contact and at: ann@caoflynn.ie

 

 




GARETH O'CALLAGHAN -  Qualified Pharmacist

Gareth, a Qualified Pharmacist, lives in Knockbridge, Co.Louth so is very local to O’Flynn’s Pharmacy. Whilst the dispensary is his ‘domain’, Gareth is very hand son throughout the store and takes an active role in the day to day running of the business alongside Ann O’Flynn, the owner.

 

A Pharmacist for over 17 years, Gareth comes from a background of healthcare professionals and has experience in hospital and community practice, with his late father Dr. Tom O’Callaghan having been a Consultant in the Louth Hospital for 25 years.

 

Gareth thoroughly enjoys working at O’Flynn’s and being people persons loves chatting with the familiar faces and meeting new people every day. As well as dispensing vital medicines and health care items, Gareth is always available for advice and is happy to run you through the available health check services on offer at the pharmacy. And if you just need a chat,he’s always happy to help, especially if it involves fishing or dogs!


If you have a question about the pharmacy, you can contact Gareth at: script@caoflynn.ie 





LINDA CALLAN - Qualified Pharmacy  Technician

Having lived and worked in Ardee all her life, Linda says she has no plans to leave it. She has worked in Pharmacy for over 15 years and has been a qualified Technician for 11 years.

 

Linda loves working at O’Flynn’s Pharmacy. She loves helping to provide patients and customers with their medication and health products as there is always something new and interesting happening every day.


Linda also enjoys working with the Make-Up and skincare ranges and with her medical background is always happy to advise on the suitability of products.

 

In her spare time Linda enjoys circuit training and walking,but always has time for a bit of shopping too!

 

 







JANE KELLY - Qualified Pharmacy  Technician

Native to Tallanstown, Jane has worked for O’Flynn’s Pharmacy for 12 years.


A Qualified Pharmacy Technician, Jane has seen many changes in the pharmacy but keeps up to date with courses and training sessions.

 

With research moving so quickly, and bringing out new products daily, she believes it is vital to keep up to speed and know what new products are available and coming to the market. Jane loves her job at O’Flynn’s and says life is definitely never boring there. ‘We are a great team at O’Flynn’s’ she says ‘More like family really’.

 

Meeting with the customers and patients is always interesting and she is passionate about being there for them and helping them in whatever way she can.

 

In her spare time, Jane likes nothing better than socialising with friends and family.

 



 



ANNA (McKENNA)BRENNAN - Qualified Pharmacy  Technician

 

Following qualification as a Pharmacy Technician from Trinity College Dublin,Anna McKenna Brennan has worked for Ann and Colman O’Flynn for the past 18 years, 

 

She counts herself very lucky to be working in a job she loves, but more importantly to be working with people whom she counts as life-long friends and family.

 

Outside work, Anna is married to David and is a busy Mum to three children and all that entails.


A massive GAA fan, Anna plays football with her club, Mattock Rangers and her motto in life is ‘Learn from yesterday,live for today, hope for tomorrow’.

 









CAROL (BARNES) FARRELL - Medicine Counter Assistant

Living in Ardee, Carol  is a fully qualified OTC Sales Assistant who has worked with Colman and Ann in O’Flynn’s for the past 13 years since qualifying.

 

She thoroughly enjoys her job, as it’s ever-changing nature means that there is always something new to learn and keep her on her toes.Carol likes meeting with the public and interacting with the O’Flynns Pharmacy customers and especially enjoys the craic with her regulars.

 

Always keen to keep up to date and to upskill at every opportunity, Carol has completed many training courses which include Vitamins,First Aid and Skincare, to name but a few.

 

In her spare time, Carol loves to travel and soak up the culture the world has to offer. Nearer to home, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, trips to the cinema and walking her Golden Retriever Annie.

 




 



JOAN (FARRELLY) McCOY - Makeup & Skincare

Working in makeup and skincare,  Joan has been part of the O’Flynn’s Pharmacy team for over 16 years. For most of that time she has worked with Maria and says that in all that time they have never disagreed. This she claims is a testament to the warm and friendly atmosphere throughout the store where the team is more like family than work colleagues.

 

Married with three adult children, Joan has one grandchild who, she says, is the apple of her eye. Joan is fully trained in skincare and is fully conversant with every product that is in stock, i.e. dermalogica,Vichy, La Roche Posay etc., and has completed several bespoke Makeup courses with Avant Garde.

 

Joan is also qualified in ear piercing, eyebrows and lashes.She thoroughly enjoys working for O’Flynn’s and says that the variety of work she performs leaves no room for boredom.



 

 


 



MARIA McLOUGHLIN - Cosmetics Sales Assistant in Make-up

Living in Ardee with her Husband and Daughter, Maria  has worked as a cosmetics sales assistant for the past 18 years.

 

During that time, she has broadened her cosmetics product knowledge and skills with the completion of several courses such as La Roche Posay, Vichy, Dermalogica, Fuschia, Chanel, Dior, Ear Piercing and HD Brows.Standing still is obviously not in Maria’s nature.

 

She enjoys working with the great team at O’Flynn’s Pharmacy and meeting the wide range of customers that call on her services. She says that in the Beauty business there is always an interesting event to discuss like weddings, parties, christenings etc., so life is never dull.

 

From a large noisy Ardee family, Maria has a very busy life and she loves going out with friends and family.



 

 





VICKY KANE - dermlogica® Skin Clinic

Native to Ardee, Vicky is a qualified beauty therapist, a dermalogica®  skin care expert  and an Ellipse accredited laser techician. With eight years Salon experience, Vicky is definitely your go-to-girl for all your skin care concerns.

 

Vicky is passionate about what she does and has loved working in the industry for so many years. Her consummate product knowledge and her friendly, caring approach make her a firm favourite with all O’Flynn’s customers.

 

Keeping up to date with the latest trends and products is very important to Vicky so she has done many courses which include gel nails,make up, waxing, tanning, tinting, massage and skin care ranges and laser skin therapy.

 

As a dermalogica® skin care expert, Vicky knows how to deliver real, visible results and is looking forward to meeting all clients and helping them with all their beauty & skincare needs in the dermalogica® skin clinic.



 

 

 





BRONAGH BAYLON - Counter Assistant

 



Bronagh, a native of Ardee has worked for O’Flynn’s part time as a counter assistant for the past three years while working on her degree course.

 

“Working with the team at O’Flynn’s is really enjoyable” she says. “Everyone is always so friendly and helpful and there is always a great buzz.”

 

She says that interacting with people on a daily basis makes the job so interesting and she is always on hand to help where needed.



 








KATERYNA ANISIMOVA - Sunday Sales 

 Originally from Ukraine, Kateryna has lived in Ardee forover 13 years. A part-time sales assistant in the pharmacy, Kateryna enjoys working for O’Flynn’s Pharmacy.

 

She says the job is never boring as there is always plentyto do with the bonus of meeing new people every day. She says there is nothing like the O’Flynn’s Pharmacy team who are always very friendly and helpful.

 

Currently, Kateryna is studying Environmental Bioscience, a4 year course in Dundalk Institute of Technology, (DkIT).

 

In her free time, she likes to sing. She enjoys research into new science areas and spending time with her friends.




 


 





CATHIE CLIFFORD - IT/Web Maintenance 

Responsible for branding, website maintenance and online marketing, Cathie's background is in Marketing, Graphic design and IT.  

 

“Maintaining a website as large as dPharmacy.ie” she says “has its challenges, but the satisfaction of a happy online customer and a good review makes it all worthwhile.”

 

In her spare time away from the computer, Cathie is a member of Setanta Choir, a large mixed choir based in Dundalk.  She has traveled extensively with the choir,most notably a performance in Carnegie Hall, New York. She says that nothing clears the mind like a couple of hour singing with friends.