Ballina Medical Centre – Excellence in Community Medicine

The Team

Our Doctors


Dr. Sean Moffatt

Special Interests:
Family Medicine, Preventative & Screening Medicine, Paediatrics, Multiple Morbidity & Geriatric Care.
Additional Qualifications and dedicated clinics in Sports, Orthopaedic and Occupational Medicine & Concussion care.
UPMC Concussion Network Clinical Lead
Current Mayo Football Senior Team Doctor & Medical Director Mayo GAA.
Chairman Gaelic Athletic Medical Association.


Dr. Michael Moffatt

Special Interests:
Dr Michael Moffatt has been a General Practitioner in Ballina since 1979.    He gained a  wealth of experience from his work in hospitals in Dublin, Belfast & Mullingar in General Medicine, Paediatrics, E.N.T, Plastics, Psychiatry and Emergency medicine.

He has a special interest in General Medicine, Sports Injuries and Minor Surgery.


Dr. Audrey Rouse

Special Interests:
Dr Audrey Rouse graduated from Brighton in 2007 with a Bsc Hons and from Aberdeen, Scotland in 2012 with an MBChB. Audrey completed her GP Vocational Training in Aberdeen and obtained her membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2017. She joined Ballina Medical Centre in 2018 . She has a special interest in Pregnancy and Women’s health and fits the Mirena and Implanon contraceptive devices. She also has an interest in Children’s Health and Medicine for the Elderly.


Dr. Maura Irwin

Special Interests:
Dr Maura Irwin has worked in the practice as a General Practitioner for 25 years.  She graduated from UCD in 1986 ,  She has worked in Cardiac Medicine under Professor Risteard Mulcahy  a pioneer in Cardiac Disease Prevention.  She spend time working in Renal Medicine and a year working in Anaesthetics gave her great exposure to Acute Medicine and the skill set needed in medical emergencies.  She also worked with Professor Ivor Browne a pioneer in Community Psychiatric Medicine.  She spent 2 years working in Saudia Arabia which afforded her great exposure to Travel Medicine.

She has a keen interest in Women’s Health , Family Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Acute Medicine, Continuity of Care, Joint Injections  and Geriatric Medicine and has gained over 20 years experience in Medicine for the Elderly in her role as Medical Officer in Ballina District Hospital.

Our Nurses

Nurse Janet Moffatt

Nurse Janet Moffatt has worked with Dr Michael Moffatt since 1996 as practice nurse and joined Ballina Medical Centre in 2011.  She qualified as a General Nurse in 1977 working in Ards Hospital, Newtownards, Co. Down.  She qualified as midwife in 1979 in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast.

Areas of Interest: Childhood immunisations, cervical smears. Travel consultation, phlebotomy and general nursing duties.

Nurse Audrey Ruane

Nurse Audrey Ruane joined the practice in 2017.  She qualified as a General Nurse in 1986 working in St Michaels Hospital, Dun Laoghaire from 1986 – 1989 in the Intensive Care Unit.  She worked in Sligo General Hospital and Mayo General Hospital in the Emergency Department.  Having gained a certificate in care of the older person special Purpose Award in 2011 she went on to work in Elderly Care as Senior nurse in charge in Blackrock Nursing Home and as Assistant Director of Care in Ard Na Greine Nursing home, Enniscrone.

Her skills include: phlebotomy, venesections, immunisations, ear irrigation and general nursing duties

Areas of Interest: Elderly care medicine

Nurse Sandra Loftus

Nurse Sandra Loftus joined the practice in 2018.  She has a Diploma in Adult Nursing 2003 in School of Nursing and Midwifery in Scotland.  Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing 2006.

She has qualifications in Palliative care, Warfarin therapy, Childhood immunisations, Cervical smears, Sexual Health.  Her skills include phlebotomy, venesections, ear irrigation and general nursing duties

Areas of interest:  Women’s Health, Childhood immunisations, Wound-care, Health promotion.

Nurse Aishling Walsh

Nurse Aishling Walsh joined the practice in 2018.  She has a Bachelor of Nursing Honors Degree 2011 St.Angela’s University. Moved to London, worked Endoscopy Reading and Cardiothoracic ICU The London Chest Hospital. Returned to Ireland 2015 worked medical wards Galway clinic and SGH. Joined Practice in 2018, skills include phlebotomy, venesections, immunisations, smear taking, ear irrigation and general nursing duties.


Deirdre Clarke

Practice/Clinical Manager

Helen Pegler

Clinical Assistant