Surgery Times: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


051 - 875338 / 877317

Catherine Street Medical Centre

We are a long established GP practice in the heart of Waterford City, opposite the newly refurbished Courthouse and around the corner from Waterford’s Viking Quarter and Waterford Crystal Visitor’s Centre.

Our team is made up of four permanent Doctors, three Practice Nurses and excellent administrative support.

Our Administrative Team is made up of Senior Supervising Administrator Martina Corbett, Elaine Cunningham , Paula Lawlor and Ger Ruane .

We have years of experience in providing occupational medicine support to a number of local businesses and extensive experience and additional professional training in the area of Medical Expert report writing for legal firms.

As part of a Primary Care Team we have access to free Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Dietician Services  for our patients.

We are also a GP Training Practice – which means we  mentor and facilitate the  training of  Doctors  specialising  in  General Practice   .

New patients are welcome however you need to fill in an application form to join the Practice .

It happens from time to time that we postpone taking on new patients  for safety reasons if our lists are full.

Download this form and email or drop it into the Surgery -> Join The Practice Form

Doctor Aine Hennigan

Originally from Mayo I am living in Waterford now for many years and have three children in school here .

After qualifying from UCD and completing my Internship in the Mater Hospital I joined the Dublin Regional Vocational Training Scheme in General Practice.

During the following years, I worked in Accident and Emergency, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and General Medicine in Dublin before spending further time working in Waterford Regional Hospital in the Psychiatry Department.

I have achieved a number of additional qualifications listed below and am a Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners .

I am also on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council.

  • Diploma in Paediatrics
  •  Diploma in Obstetrics and Women’s Health
  •  Diploma in Psychiatry
  •  Family Planning cert
  •  Higher Diploma in Dermatology
  •  Licentiate of the Faculty of  Occupational Medicine.
  •  Diploma in Long Acting Reversible  Contraception.
  •  I am a LARC tutor.

As a GP Trainer for Doctors Specialising in General Practice I  have a strong interest in Medical Education.

It is a great privilege to provide medical care to our valued patients here in Catherine Street.

My goal is to provide a holistic, high level of medical care in a compassionate environment.

Doctor Sarah O'Brien

Originally a Limerick lady, I studied Medicine at University College Cork, and graduated in 1999. 

After working for four years in Cork University Hospital and St.Vincent’s in Dublin, I moved to the South East in 2003. 

I completed the South East Vocational GP Training Programme, and I’m working full-time as a General Practitioner in Waterford since then. 

I’ll be staying here for the foreseeable future, as I am married to a Waterford native and have two children!

I am on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council.

 My Post-Graduate qualifications include MRCPI in General Medicine, MICGP in General Practice, Diploma in Child Health, Certificate in Family Planning, and Advanced Certificate in Long-Acting Contraception (counselling & fitting of coils and implants). 

I strive to keep up to date by regular attendance at Medical Education meetings, as well as my own personal professional development.

Our practice takes students from the University of Limerick Medical School for clinical tutoring, which I enjoy, as teaching is a great way of keeping up to date with medical advances.

For me, one of the nicest aspects of being a GP, is the variety of the job. 

I have the opportunity to manage a plethora of medical problems on a daily basis, looking after patients at all stages of life, and not uncommonly several generations of the same family, here at Catherine Street surgery. 

Doctor Tony Lee

Dr Tony Lee Jnr (University College Galway) 
M.Sc., M.R.C.G.P., M.I.C.G.P., D.C.H., D.Obs.,Dip. H.S.W.W.

Dr. Tony Lee, who grew up in Waterford city, joined his father in the family practice in 1984. 

Tony  is a University College Galway graduate who trained in general medicine, child health, women’s health and psychiatry. He has a Masters Degree in Medical Education.

He holds membership of both the Irish and English Colleges of General Practice. Tony has been a GP trainer  with the South East GP Training Scheme since 2006 and was appointed a trainer co-ordinator in 2008. The scheme is now comprised if 40 GP trainees and 24 GP trainers. Tony also acts as a GP tutor of medical students from the University of Limerick.

Tony also has a special interest in a number of areas including Care of the Elderly, in which he acted as a national GP lead for the past three years. He also has a special interest in the prevention of heart disease, stroke and cancers.

His personal interests include the Deise Hurlers, the Munster Rugby team and enjoys a friendly game of golf!

Doctor Clodagh Galloway

Dr Clodagh Galloway graduated from UCD school of medicine in 2010 and completed Vocational GP with the Mid Leinster GP training scheme.


Clodagh enjoys the broad scope of general practice from antenatal care and Paediatrics to Women’s health and Medicine for the elderly. 

Clodagh has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics, and palliative care. In women’s health she holds a diploma from the Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists in London (DRCOG). She is trained in LARC (long acting,  reversible contraceptives) and can insert/remove subdermal implants. She holds the European certificate in palliative care and a Diploma in child health (DCH) from the Royal college of paediatrics and child health in London  

Clodagh a Dublin native relocated to the sunny south east in 2019. She is married with three small children that keep her busy outside of work.


Mary Rohan - Practice Manager

Mary is available to help with any queries you may have, from becoming a patient to help with applying for a medical card. Don’t hesitate to call! 

Nurse Kathleen Tyrrell

Kathleen joined the Catherine Street Medical Centre team in 2018. She started her nursing career straight from school in St. Patricks Hospital Waterford where she gained valuable experience in caring for the elderly. She then trained as a psychiatric nurse in St Otteran’s Hospital Waterford where she nursed for 25 years. She has a keen interest in rehabilitation and community care. Kathleen grew up in Tramore and continues to live there with her husband and three children.

Nurse Grainne Devlin


I grew up in Waterford city and have spent most of my working life based here in Waterford and spent a period working in Clonmel County Tipperary.  I am also a mother to two beautiful girls who keep me on my toes!!


I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1998 and have over 20 years nursing experience.

I have a special interest in occupational health after studying and working in the field for 10 years based in University Hospital Waterford and South Tipperary General Hospital. I also have experience in general surgical care after spending a few years in that area. Other areas of interest include vaccination, wound care management and cardiac disease

I commenced work in the surgery in January 2020. I am really enjoying the role and working with such highly experienced and friendly staff and not forgetting the lovely welcome I have received from the patients.





Nurse Deirdre McCann

Practice Nurse Deirdre McCann grew up in Tramore, Co. Waterford and has over 30 years nursing experience.

Deirdre has a particular interest in midwifery having trained in London and worked in The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin.

Deirdre’s nursing experience includes working in the community for the National Drug Treatment Centre as the second Drug Liaison Midwife in the country.

Deirdre has worked here in Catherine Street Medical Centre for many years now and bridges the gap between doctor and patient in a caring, competent manner, showing  compassion for her patients at all times.

She has special interest in women’s health, childhood and travel vaccinations and cardiac care.

Receptionist Martina Corbett

Description needed here

Receptionist Elaine Cunningham

Description needed here

Receptionist Paula Lawlor

Description needed here

Doctor Yvonne Lee

Yvonne is the third generation of her family to work as a GP in Catherine Street Medical Centre.

Yvonne graduated from University College Cork in 2015. She then moved to Dublin to complete her internship in Beaumont and Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital. She gained experience working in hospitals in Perth, Australia for 1 year, before returning to Ireland to complete her GP Specialist Training Scheme affiliated with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin. This involved working for example in St. James’ Emergency Department and Tallaght University Hospital. She has worked in various GP practices in Dublin and Kildare.

Yvonne has continued her postgraduate studies to include:

  • Professional Certificate in Dermatology from UCD
  • Clinical Dermoscopy (examining skin lesions via a specialized lens device).
  • Certificate in Community Gynaecology from the Irish College of GPs.
  • Certification in LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives) i.e. the insertion and removal of intrauterine coils and contraceptive implants.
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies and Methadone prescribing

Yvonne is a Member of the ICGP and is on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council.

Yvonne loves the variety of General Practice and meeting so many people every day. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and Dermatology. But one of the most rewarding parts of her day is caring for her elderly patients, and helping them live out their years with the highest quality of life that is possible.

Yvonne runs an after hours aesthetic dermatology clinic some evenings where she provides anti-wrinkle injectable treatments. More information and bookings are available via a separate website

Yvonne Lee
Grainne Devlin
Kathleen Tyrrell
Practice Manager
Mary Rohan
Skip to content