Welcome to Galway Bay Medical Centre

Galway Bay Medical CentreGalway Bay Medical Centre is a busy, modern GP (Doctors) surgery in the heart of Galway City (map). It offers all the usual general practice and family medicine services you would expect from a doctors' surgery, as well as many special services. Whether you want to see a GP in Galway because you are sick, need specific medical advice, or simply would like to be healthier, we can help you. Galway Bay Medical Centre is a custom-renovated, luxurious, state-of-the-art GP surgery which is fully wheelchair-accessible. The medical services are provided by 3 female GPs and a practice nurse. Read More 'About Us' >>

Our Location

Modern Doctors OfficeThe surgery is located in a ground floor premises on the Galway Docks (beside the Gate Dental Clinic) - on the Eyre Square end of Dock Road. There is on-street pay parking on the doorstep, along with a surface car park on the Docks (beside the Harbour Hotel) and covered parking in the Hynes Yard and Eyre Square Shopping Centre multi-storey car parks. The surgery is around a 3 minute walk to Shop Street & Eyre Square and 5 minutes from Spanish Arch. We are fully wheelchair accessible. Location Map >>

Physiotherapy Galway

Galway Bay PhysioWe work closely with Ciaran Coyle and team in Galway Bay Physio, Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Galway Bay Physio is a new, friendly, forward thinking chartered physiotherapy clinic with an emphasis on providing a high quality service to the people of Galway. They are co-located in our premises.




Dr Murphy and colleagues are all fully qualified GPs who maintain membership of a variety of medical organisations, to remain up to date with advances in medicine and for professional development. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the main professional body for GPs in Ireland.


From Our Blog

My patients and I appear to be a nuisance to the hospital system.....

This article by Dr Sinead Murphy is published in the Irish Times of September 9th 2015

General practice has changed since my father began his career in the late 1970s. When Dr Murphy snr applied for his first post, more than 70 GPs applied and every one of them wanted that job.

When he retired five years ago, a small handful of GPs showed an interest in taking over his busy country practice. Dozens of GP posts now remain unfilled for want of a single applicant........



Why Are GPs Not Happy About Free GP Care For Under-6s
As you will know, the Irish Government made a promise some time ago to give free GP care to all children under the age of 6. It is their stated intention that this scheme will be operational by 1st July 2015, whether GPs are on board or not, with further age cohorts to follow. I reluctantly signed the Under-6s contract today (under duress).
On the surface at least, this scheme is great news for parents, and most GPs will get a financial boost from participating (myself included), so it may seem strange that most GPs are not happy about signing this contract.......,.
Quippe Medical - Clever products for Diabetics

You may have seen our recent news article on Quippe Medical from Melbourne and their clever range of diabetic products. 

We asked Cian Murphy if he would write a guest blog for us to tell us a little more about the company and how it all started. Please spread the word and hopefully we can help make other boys lives a bit easier too...

Take it away, Cian....

The real cost of the crisis in General Practice
We are in the midst of a crisis in General Practice in Ireland but few seem to be fully aware of this, apart from GPs.

The Government have been told, but they are in denial and still following their own misguided agenda when they could be listening to GPs on the ground.......

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Services We Offer

We offer a comprehensive range of GP services. You can get advice and treatment for a wide range of common and less common medical symptoms and illnesses.

Whatever your foot problem is we have an in-house specialist who can help.

You can book directly with Leonie of iStep Podiatry Clinic or with Ciaran or Maria from Galway Bay Physio.

Our GP’s offer cryotherapy (quick freeze to minus 190C) for verrucae and warts, and with a staff of runners, cyclists and rugby types we can generally advise on anything not mentioned above. If we can’t, we’ll know who can.

Do you feel like your head just isn't working properly recently? Stressed? Feeling down? Unable to concentrate? Avoiding friends or events?

Sleep disturbed? Mind racing? Worried all the time? Suicidal thoughts?

We deal with these problems several times a day. Maybe it's anxiety, depression, a mix of both, insomnia, stress, or something else. GPs are the first port of call to get your problem diagnosed and to get you back on track.


Pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced function of muscles and joints are very common and can have a variety of causes. Whether your sporting activities are starting to catch up with you or maybe you just twisted your ankle on the stairs one of our in-house specialists will be able to advise and help you get back on your feet.

You can book in with one of our GPs by phone or email or directly with a physiotherapist in Galway Bay Physio for evaluation and management of your problems. In some cases, a combined assessment can be arranged with both GP and physio. Some of our GPs do intra-articular joint injection. We routinely consult with our physio on your behalf where appropriate to advise about which treatment option is best (if you don't already have a physio or would just like a second opinion).

We spend a lot of our time diagnosing problems with your private parts, partly because the internet is so bad at this job and partly because these type of problems are very common and our staff are well versed in such matters.

Lumps, bumps, discomfort and discharge are common symptoms and some are even normal but you won't find out how to tell the 'Ah, it'll go away itself' symptoms from the 'Oops, I'm going to have to have a chat with someone' symptoms if you rely on the anonymity of the internet for advice.

There's a very good reason that it takes 10 years to learn to be a GP and 10 minutes to learn how to use Google. So if you're worried, just pick up the phone or send us an email, make an appointment and come and see us.

All consultations are dealt with in the strictest of confidence, in some cases we may not even need to know your name. That's better than asking your best mate to have a look, right?

Our STI Clinic is open every day and our GPs and Nurse are specially trained in this area by the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV 

Please ensure that you book an appointment with the doctor if you are worried about something new you have noticed down there, as it will require a diagnosis. We also do cryotherapy for genital warts. If you just want to be tested for STIs for reassurance, you can book with the nurse or doctor.


This is another part of your body where the worry of finding a rash or spot that wasn't there before can be made much worse by asking the man in the internet for advice.

Come and see a GP as there could easily be 10 different diagnoses for 10 people with the same symptoms and we can assure you that Google won't know just by having a quick look. We will know, or we'll know what to do if we don't know.

Give us a call or send an email to make an appointment.

We offer cryotherapy for warts, verrucae, skin tags and some other conditions and our cryo clinic is open every day.

We can sometimes drain abscesses on the spot (pardon the pun) and some minor surgery procedures such as suturing and removal of skin tags can be carried out in-house. For others, we refer onwards.

Our waiting room is much nicer than sitting in the waiting rooms in hospital and unlike UHG, we don't have ANY waiting lists. (Although the Minister for Health is working on that and unlike his 'Free Healthcare for All' plan he's making swift progress)

Most GPs see several people a day with with digestive problems and there can be 10 different causes for 10 people with the same symptoms. This is why searching for a solution to your vomiting or stomach pain on the internet will typically be of no help.

You need a GP to properly diagnose your condition.

Here in GBMC we also have a Registered Dietitian who specialises in certain digestive problems such as IBS & IBD and who is available by appointment with no long waiting list.

NEW: We can also arrange in-house testing for Helicobacter Pylori if this is suspected by the GP by doing a Urea Breath Test; and Faecal Occult Blood for those ineligible for Bowelscreen Cancer Screening 

Recent News

  • Aug 28 2015

    Price Drop - Harmony Non-Invasive Pre-Natal testing


    Price Reduction - Harmony Pre-Natal testing

    We are pleased to announce that following a review of our costs we are able to reduce the price of this cutting edge DNA test by almost 20% to €495 euro..

    Full details can be found by clicking here

    Give our reception team a call to book your appointment now.

  • Jul 16 2015

    Galway 2020 - Towards becoming City of Culture


    Our friends at Galway2020.ie have made a fantastic video in which the people of this amazing city talk about what they are doing to help Galway be chosen for this most prestigious title...

  • Jun 19 2015

    Free Care for Under 6 scheme. Update:

    Following advice from our union, the NAGP, Galway Bay Medical Centre have agreed to participate in the Free Care for Under 6's........
  • Jun 16 2015

    Dangerous Cancer charlatan visits Galway

    Great news from Galway this morning. Pressure from concerned locals has seen both The Clayton Hotel and The Connacht Hotel cancelling events featuring Brian Clement.....
  • Jun 14 2015

    Free GP Care for Under 6's - An Update.


    Dear Parents of our Under-6 year old patients,

    The HSE website which allows you to register your child or children for Free GP Care is live from Monday 15th June 2015.

    You will notice when you try to register that Dr Murphy, Dr Wilson and Dr Quirke do not appear on the list of registered GPs.........

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