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Parklands Surgery is a six doctor family practice that was founded in 1988. It continues today with Dr Mary Favier who joined in 1996 and Dr Maria Cronin who joined in 2006.

We also have Dr Elaine Walsh who came to work with us in 2020 and Dr Michael Kinsella who joined in 2022. Professor Emma Wallace joined us in 2023.

We are a GP training practice affiliated to UCC and Dr Favier is the GP trainer. Dr Padraic McCarthy is our current GP registrar.

We have three practice nurses, Sheila Kingston, Pamela Harrrington and Nora Feehan.

Our practice manager is AnnMarie McGrath.

We have four reception staff, Cait Burnett, Elizabeth Barrett, Hazel Murphy and Yvonne Swanton.

As a practice of family doctors we are committed to providing person-centered general medical care to all ages - 'from the womb to the grave'.

We are committed to our community of Farranree/Fairhill and surrounding areas.

We embrace continuing medical education and personal development.

About Us


Childhood Immunisations

We provide scheduled childhood vaccinations from the first given at age two months through to school going age and any additional vaccine a individual child may need or any new one introduced by the Department of Public Health.

Reproductive Healthcare


We provide a full range of reproductive and contraceptive services including implants, intrauterine coils, depot injections and oral contraceptive pills. We can investigate and treat sexually transmitted infections.

We undertake scheduled cervical smears.

We provide menopause care.

Dr Favier takes referrals from MyOptions.

Long-term disease management


We are part of an expanding HSE collaboration focusing on chronic (long-term) health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, atrial fibrillation and asthma/COPD.

Mental Health


We place a high priority on mental health and seek to support those who face challenges to their psychological wellbeing.

Preventive Healthcare

We are committed to preventive healthcare and will assist with smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise programmes. 

We provide adult immunisations as needed. including influenza vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine and Covid 19 boosters.

Other services


We undertake medicals for driver's licensing, boxing and other sports.

(Of note Group 2 driver's license applications and renewals require an optician's eyesight report before final completion by the doctor).

We provide 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiographs, cyrotherapy, minor surgery and venesection as indicated.

Our Services

Useful Links


CARER'S ALLOWANCE application information here. 



CERVICAL SCREENING information here.


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Covid-19 has presented many challenges to healthcare and the wider community. We appreciate the considerable efforts patients have made to keep themselves and staff safe. Infection rates are reduced however as of summer 2023 there has been a resurgence and continued vigilance continues to be necessary to protect everyone.

Patients are asked to telephone the practice if possible rather than attending in person for a query so as to reduce footfall.

If you have respiratory symptoms and or are acutely unwell and wish to attend the practice you can help reduce cross infection by:

  •    Undertaking a home Covid antigen test, and if positive staying at home and telephoning us     if you need advice

  •    Wearing a mask (if you have respiratory symptoms even if antigen test negative)

  •    Using alcohol gel on arrival

  •    Keeping your distance in the waiting room or waiting outside and alerting the staff by             telephone of your arrival.

So please remember:

If you are unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 such as cough, temperature, loss of taste or any flu-like symptoms please do not attend in person, instead ring first. (021) 4395754

We continue to participate in the adult Covid-19 booster vaccination programme. The autumn 2023 booster campaign will be administered with flu vaccine if wished from September onwards. An appointment can be booked with the nurses.

Children's Covid-19 vaccination clinics are in North Main Street and are by appointment which can be booked here.

For further HSE Covid-19 related information please visit here

For Covid related HSE translation resources please visit here

Covid 19


Our Address

1 Park Grove

Commons Road

Cork, T23 W863


Tel: (021) 439 5754

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am – 5.30pm

Wednesday and Friday 9am -2pm

Due to workload pressures on our reception staff the practice is currently closed between 1-2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. This allows the staff to catch up on work and take appropriate breaks.


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