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Meet Our GP's and Staff in Ashbourne Family Practice

Ashbourne Family Practice was opened in 1998 by Dr. Aisling Malone and Dr. Stephen Murphy. Since then, it has grown in size and now includes 6 other medical staff members - Dr. Clare Leonard, Dr Maria Murphy, Dr. Eman Ali, Nurse Antonia Wilkinson, Nurse Andrea Breslin and Nurse Sally Beazley. Karen, Lisa, Roslyn and Siobhan look after the reception area and are available to answer your calls between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Crona looks after the day to day management of the practice.


pic of AislingDoctor Aisling Malone
Aisling qualified from UCD in 1994. She completed her internship in General Surgery and Medicine (working in Dermatology, Neurology and Gastroenterology) She then worked through the Cork GP Vocational Training Scheme in Medicine (Cardiology), Paediatrics (Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases and Neonatology), Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry. She spent a further year working in a GP Practice and qualified as a GP in 1998. Aisling opened Ashbourne Family Practice later that year with Dr. Stephen Murphy. She has been an examiner for the Irish College of General Practitioners since 2003. She has completed the following:
  • MB BCh BAO NUI
  • Membership Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Obstetrics and Womens Health
  • Introduction to Travel Health
  • Certificate of Travel Medicine
  • Certificate in Family Planning
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation Course

pic of StephenDoctor Stephen Murphy
Stephen is a medical graduate of University College Cork since 1992. As a post graduate he trained in Medicine (General, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Cardiology and Medicine of the Eldery), Psychiatry, Paediatrics (Paediatric Oncology and Paediatric Medical Assessment) and Accident & Emergency Medicine as part of the Cork GP Vocational Training Scheme. He has been a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners since 1997. Dr. Murphy currently holds lecturer status for under-graduate final year medical students with University College Dublin and is a GP Trainer with the Mid Leinster Vocational Scheme in UCD. He holds the following qualifications:
  • MB BCh BAO NUI
  • Membership Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
  • Diploma in Therapeutics
  • Diploma in Musculosketal and Sports Medicine

pic of ClareDoctor Clare Leonard
Clare graduated from University College Dublin in 2007. She completed her intern year in St. Vincent's University Hospital. Following this, she began her general practice training on the Mid-Leinster Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice. As part of the scheme, Clare completed rotations in Respiratory medicine, Medicine for the Elderly, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. She also acquired additional training in Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology. She spent a further 2 years working in general practice and became a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners in 2012. Clare worked in Dublin for 2 years before moving to Ashbourne Family Practice in 2015. She has completed the following:
  • MB BCh BAO NUI
  • Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course
  • Certificate in Family Planning

pic of MariaDoctor Maria Murphy
Maria graduated from University College Dublin in 2010. She then completed her intern year working in St. Vincent's University Hospital and St. Colmcille's Hospital Loughlinstown. Following this, Maria spent a year working in Emergency Medicine in Queensland, Australia. On her return to Ireland, Maria began her General Practice training on the Dublin Mid Leinster Specialist Training Scheme. As part of this training programme she completed rotations in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Endocrinology & General Adult Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She then spent two further years gaining experience as a registrar working in General Practice surgeries in North Wicklow and South Dublin as well as spending a year as the GP Registrar in Ashbourne Family Practice. Maria became a Member of The Irish College of General Practitioners in 2016. Maria has a special interest in Women's health and Paediatrics. She has completed the following:
  • MB BCh BAO NUI
  • Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Diploma in Musculoskeletal Examination and Injury Management ICGP / FSEM
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course
  • Certificate in Family Planning

Dr Miriam YoungDr Miriam Young
Miriam graduated from Medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 2016. She completed her intern year in Tallaght University Hospital and Naas General Hospital in respiratory medicine, cardiology, general surgery and orthopaedics. She then spent some time working in liaison and community psychiatry in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown before commencing the HSE Dublin/Mid-Leinster GP Training Scheme in July 2018. She has completed two years of hospital rotations, in psychiatry in Newcastle Hospital Wicklow, Emergency Medicine in St Vincent's University Hospital, Endocrinology in Tallaght University Hospital, Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Crumlin, Geriatrics & Stroke Medicine in St Vincent's University Hospital and Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Rotunda. She joined the practice as a registrar in July 2020.
  • MB BCh BAO BSc

pic of AntoniaNurse Antonia Wilkinson
Antonia received her degree in nursing in 2006 from Dublin City University after which time she commenced work in Beaumont Hospital. She worked there for 10 years on a busy trauma orthopaedic and plastic surgical ward. She joined Ashbourne Family Practice in September 2016. She has completed:


  • Breast Cancer Nursing Module
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Medical/Surgical Specialist Practice Programme
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Membership with INMO

pic of AndreaNurse Andrea Breslin
Andrea received her Bachelor Degree from Dublin City University in 2015 as a Children's and General Nurse. She trained in Temple Street Children's University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. After graduating, she worked in Temple Street Children's Hospital for awhile before joining the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital for three years. She worked in the Emergency Department as well as in General Medical, Surgical and Oncology wards. She joined the practice in June 2018. She has completed:

  • An Introduction to Children First
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Venepuncture Course
  • Infection and prevention control
  • Anaphylaxis for Healthcare professionals
  • Tracheostomy in Children's Course in Crumlin Children's Hospital
  • Membership with INMO

pic of SallyNurse Sally Beazley
Sally qualified as a nurse in 2000 and received her Diploma in Nursing Studies from Tinity College Dublin. Since then she has worked in Tallaght Hospital, St. James' Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and she has also spent some time in Australia gaining further experience. Sally most recently worked in the Sports Surgery Clinic before commencing in Ashbourne Family Practice as a Practice Nurse in Sept 2019. She has experience in general surgery, elective orthopaedics, trauma orthopaedics/maxillo-facial surgery, plastics, vascular surgery, and cardiology. She has completed:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing Orthopaedics (Trinity College Dublin)
  • MSc in Nursing (Trinity College Dublin)
  • An introduction to Children First
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Venepuncture
  • Membership with INMO,IPNA

pic of admin staffAdministrative Staff
Ashbourne Family Practice now employs five administrative staff - Lisa, Karen, Roslyn, Siobhan and Crona. Lisa joined the practice in 2002 after completing a Business course in Dundalk IT. She has completed a Practice Staff Course in the Irish College of General Practitioners.
Karen completed a Secretarial course in Beauford College in 1993 and has completed a Risk Managment course in Dublin since starting work for the practice in 2005.
Roslyn began working in Ashbourne Family Practice in May 2012. Since starting work in the practice, Roslyn has completed a G.P. Receptionist's Master Class. Siobhan is our newest member to the admin team. She joined the practice in Dec 2018.
Crona joined the practice in July 2012 as our Practice Manager. She has completed the Irish College of General Practitioner's course in Practice Management.