Operation Transformation – Go Walking!

Did you start off 2020 with new goals and objectives for the year ahead? Perhaps one of them is to get fit & healthy or lose weight… one of the best ways we can do any of these is to Go Walking! It’s one form of exercise that is both free and easy to do. There’s literally no training involved, it can be a great social activity if you want it to be…. and you can do it anywhere!

The Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks Day will be held on Saturday 18th January 2020. Over 100,000 people have taken part in Nationwide Walks to date with tens of thousands expected again this year. What are you waiting for!!

We all know walking is good for us but it’s actually more important than we realise. Click on the infographic below to see the 20 benefits of walking:

Being physically active is probably the single most important thing that we can do for maintaining or improving our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Physical activity which includes an active lifestyle and routine exercise, like walking, plus eating sensibly is the best way to stay healthy.

The National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland were published by the Department of Health and the HSE as follows:

Children and Young People (2-18)
All children and young people should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. Include muscle-strengthening, flexibility and bone-strengthening exercises 3 times a week.

Adults (18-64)
At least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on 5 days a week (or 150 minutes a week). You can count shorter bouts of activity towards the guidelines. These bouts should last for at least 10 minutes.

Older People (65+)
At least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity activity on 5 days a week, or 150 minutes a week. Focus on aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening and balance.

Walking is the best form of exercise as it can be tailored to most fitness levels and health needs – and it’s absolutely FREE! No gym membership, no sign up fees – all you need is comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and you are good to go!

Here are 10 tips to help you get started and stay on track:

1. Ask a friend to join you in your new exercise routine, you will motivate each other to get out there each day
2. Join a walking group like Operation Transformation – a great way to meet new people and interact with your local community
3. Go for a stroll after dinner each day instead of watching television – make this a habit like brushing your teeth or taking your vitamins
4. Give yourself an aim like walk to the shop to get milk or post a letter – it helps to have a reason to get to your destination
5. Change your route and explore different paths every day – that way it won’t seem so monotonous and you will gain more appreciation of your the surroundings on your doorstep
6. Leave the car at home and walk to public transport to get to work / shops – this is not only good for your health but you will also save money too!
7. Take the stairs instead of the lift or go the longer route instead of your normal routine – get those steps up each day
8. Aim to participate in a charity event like Darkness into Light on 11th May 2019 or other fundraisers in your community – build on your fitness so you are physically ready & looking forward to them
9. Keep track of your progress by using a calendar or a fitness tracker – you will soon see improvements in your timing and want to increase your steps
10. Remind yourself of the above 20 benefits – it’s not just a form of exercise but also a form of self care and mental well being

So come on everybody, dust off those trainers and lets get the nation Walking!!!

For more information on how to get started on your new fitness plan, call in to your local Haven Pharmacy for more advice!

Knitivity 2019

Haven Pharmacy are proud to support Knitivity
in association with Beaumont Hospital Foundation

Knitivity is a Christmas knitting campaign which invites people countrywide to knit one, or all, of its festive knitting projects – which include patterns for both the experienced and the novice knitter – and return them back to their local Haven Pharmacy. The completed knits will be sold in attractive branded gift bags, accompanied by a card identifying the name and county of origin of the knitter to acknowledge and personalise their contribution.

The price range for the completed items will be from €4 to €15 and the festive knits can be bought in Haven Pharmacy stores nationwide.

The festive items make wonderful gifts for all the family this Christmas and 100% of the sale price goes directly to Beaumont Hospital.

If you would like to get involved you can register online at https://www.beaumontfundraising.ie/knitivity or pick up your Knitivity pack in your local Haven Pharmacy.

So come on everybody, let’s get knitting… for good! 



Winter Skincare Masterclass

Haven Pharmacy Kennellys Tralee are delighted to host a Winter Skincare Masterclass in association with Dr.Hauschka


Join us on Thursday 21st November from 7pm – 9pm in Haven Pharmacy for skincare tips & techniques and one to one consultations

Goody Bags & lots more to look forward to on the night!

€10 booking fee redeemable against Dr. Hauschka products

Limited spaces available, phone 066 7121042 to book your spot today

Haven Health Week

Many people believe that a pharmacist’s job is just to dispense medicines. However, Pharmacists do a great deal more than meets the eye!

At Haven Pharmacy, we are a group of healthcare professionals who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. We can offer you information about treatments, explanations on medication  and provide essential health advice saving you a trip to the doctors.

During Haven Health Week, we are offering a range of health services absolutely Free! Here are just some of the great services available at selected Haven Pharmacies:

  • One-on-one health consultation in privacy
  • Free Health & Wellness Checks* including weight checks and blood pressure measurement
  • Special Offers on vitamins & supplements to suit your specific needs
  • Healthy lifestyle & nutrition tips from guest suppliers in-store
  • Advice on alcohol consumption and smoking cessation
  • Review your medication and ask questions on dosage, usage and side effects
  • Book your Flu Vaccine (available in selected Haven Pharmacy stores)
  • Discuss preventative measures to stay healthy this Winter
  • Receive your Haven Health Screening Card with follow-up appointment

Please note that the free health services vary from store to store so please check with your local Haven Pharmacy to find out what is on offer and make your appointment directly.

You can trust Haven Pharmacy to put you and your family’s health first this Winter… so when you Think Pharmacy, Think Haven.



Dermalogica Event

Haven Pharmacy Mullingar are hosting a Dermalogica Event instore on Wednesday 18th September from 6pm – 7.30pm 

Reveal your best skin! Put your biggest skin concerns in the hands or our Dermalogica Skin Therapist and get a free skin analysis for your Best Skin Ever!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn all about the Dermalogica range, one to one consultations available and participate in an informative and educational skin workshop – all your questions answered!

And…. there’s 10% off all Dermalogica products on the night and a free goodie bag for all attendees!

Limited availability – book your space today with a member of our pharmacy team or call 044 9349476

Clarins Event

Haven Pharmacy Hollys Ennis are delighted to have a Clarins Beauty Consultant in store this Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August.

Deirdre, our Clarins Expert will be in-store offering skin consultations and a free make-over or a facial tailored to your skin care needs

With ANY purchase of Clarins you will automatically be entered into a draw for a fabulous Clarins Hamper of goodies worth €200

Places are limited so give the store a call on 065 6828568 to reserve an appointment.

Go on… treat yourself this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Haven Pharmacy Mullingar are hosting a Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland 

Asthma in the Pharmacy for Children

Does your child have Asthma? 

Would you like a FREE 1 to 1 consultation with an Asthma Nurse Specialist from the Asthma Society of Ireland?

Date: Friday 26th July 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Haven Pharmacy Hollys, Unit 8 Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway

Benefits Include: 
– Discuss your child’s Asthma
– Inhaler Technique check
– Asthma Action Plan completion
– 1 to 1 tailored advice for your child

Book your appointment in Haven Pharmacy Hollys today, speak to a member of staff or call 090 9645676.

Limited availability.

First Aid Training Workshop


After the huge success of our recent Parent and Child First Aid Workshop, we are running more workshops in selected Haven Pharmacies this month!

This workshop is FREE to attend. Please call in-store to sign up or phone the contact numbers below to book your place.

Complementary goody bag for all attending. Booking essential. Limited places available.

There are no events currently scheduled.

Past Events: 

JUNE 2019
Thursday 6th June
Haven Brennans Cavan
Location: Drumalee, Co. Cavan
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 049 4373912

Thursday 13th June
Haven Brennans Ballyboden
Location: Taylors Lane, Ballyboden, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 01 4951664 to book your place

May 2019

Wednesday 22nd May
Haven Kennellys Tralee
Location: 6 Lower Castle St, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 066 7121042 to book your place

Monday 27th May
Haven Brennans Mullingar
Location: Supervalu Complex, Austin Friars St. Mullingar
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 044 9349476 to book your place

Wednesday 29th May
Haven Moloneys Ballyfermot
Location: Grange Cross Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 01 6264131 to book your place

April 2019
Monday 15th April
Haven Hollys Ennis
Location: 23 Abbey St, Lifford, Ennis, Co. Clare
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Call 065 6828568 to book your place

Haven Faheys Tullamore
Location: Patrick Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Call 057 9321540 to book your place

Tuesday 16th April
Haven McLaughlins Walkinstown
Location: 153 Drimnagh Rd, Walkinstown, Dublin
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Call 01 4557354 to book your place

Haven Hollys Ballinasloe
Location: 7 Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 0909 645676 to book your place

Wednesday 17th April
Haven Hickeys Rush
Location: 44 Main Street, Rush, Co Dublin
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Call 01 8437295 to book your place

Tuesday 23rd April
Haven Gildeas
Location: Kinnegad, Co. Offaly
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Call 044 937 5102 to book your place

Haven Brennans Barna
Location: Barna Rd, Lacklea, Barna, Co. Galway
TimeL 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 091 590749 to book your place

Wednesday 24th April
Haven Murphys Clonard
Location: Conard Rd, Wexford
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Call 091 84444 to book your place

Thursday 25th April
Haven Butlers Birr
Location: Main St, Birr, Co. Offaly
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Call 079 120189 to book your place


Dr. Hauschka Promotion

Haven Pharmacy Brosnans in Kenmare are delighted to have Tina from Dr Hauschka instore on Saturday 18th May for FREE skincare consultations from 10am until 4pm.

Great news for Dr. Hauschka fans and for those of you who have yet to try it… Haven Pharmacy Brosnans are offering 20% off on all Dr Hauschka products too!

Limited availability so please call instore or phone 064 6641318 to book an appointment