September Top 5

This month our Top 5 September Savings are specially selected for new / expectant Mums & Baby. Exceptional value on trusted brands you can rely on for you and your little bundle of joy!


Aveeno Baby Range – Save 33%

Nourish & protect sensitive baby skin. The AVEENO® Baby range is specially formulated for baby’s skin, with natural oats – without any parabens, dyes or alcohol.

Aveeno Baby Shampoo and Wash – fresh from head to tiny toes!
AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo contains natural Oat Extract, known for its soothing and nourishing properties. And the rich lather rinses clean, leaving a light, fresh fragrance.
· With soothing natural Oat Extract
· Hypoallergenic baby wash
· Tear- and soap-free formula
· Gentle enough for everyday use

Aveeno Baby Moisturiser – A daily dose of softness
AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion is non-greasy and is formulated with natural Colloidal Oatmeal to help prevent chafed, chapped or cracked skin. Use it every day to keep your little one’s skin soft, smooth, and healthy.
· With soothing natural Colloidal Oatmeal and dimethicone
· Helps prevent and temporarily protect chafed, chapped or cracked skin
· Hypoallergenic
· Fragrance-free and dye-free
Paraben-free and phthalate-free
Gentle enough for everyday use

Aveeno Baby Wipes leaves sensitive baby skin hydrated and protected from the first use. AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Baby Wipes, with oat & aloe extract, gently cleanses delicate baby skin and is formulated to help prevent redness.
· Paediatrician tested
· Free from parabens, dyes, soap and alcohol
· Fragrance free
· For dry & sensitive skin
· pH balanced

Caldesene Baby Range – Save 35%
When nappy rash occurs, nothing’s more important than getting your baby comfortable. Caldesene Baby is just what you need to get your baby comfy fast. Caldesene helps to heal nappy rash and prevent it from returning. More than half of babies ages 4-15 months suffer from nappy rash at least once. It can occur anytime your child wears nappies but is more common in babies during their first 15 months. Nappy rash is upsetting to Mum and uncomfortable for baby. But the good news is, most nappy rashes can be treated with simple home remedies, like Caldesene Baby. Caldesene has a unique formula that treats, protects and soothes….
– Caldesene Powder is a baby powder that can protect your baby from nappy rash in several different ways, it attacks harmful bacteria and soothes skin irritation which helps prevent rashes. Caldesene Powder’s special formulation also means that it forms a barrier against wetness on your baby’s skin.

– To complement the Powder there is Caldease Ointment which also helps to heal your baby’s nappy rash. Caldease Ointment is applied before the powder and works under the Caldesene powder, to put back fluids to the skin area and acts as a moisturiser and will help prevent recurrence of the nappy rash.

– With Caldespray there is no need to rub baby’s irritated skin which might be painful. The practical spray bottle is hygenic and easy to use, just spray and go! With CaldeSpray there is no mess and no sticky fingers.


Local Deal of the Month 

Don’t forget to call in to your local Haven Pharmacy to find out your Local Deal of the Month instore!


Water Wipes – Only €2.50

A baby’s skin is much more delicate than your own. So it should be cleaned with only the gentlest and purest elements possible.

WaterWipes are the only wipes made with 99.9% water, specially purified and softened, and a tiny drop of grapefruit seed extract – a natural skin conditioner. Carefully designed to be gentle on newborn and premature babies delicate and sensitive skin, waterwipes are a suitable alternative to cotton wool and water.

Because WaterWipes are the World’s purest baby wipe, they have been awarded the Seal of Acceptance from The National Eczema Association for being the most suitable skincare product for newborn babies. The only baby wipe to be approved by Allergy UK.


Bio Oil – Save 33%

Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, helps the oil to be light and non-greasy, allowing your skin to absorb the nutrients of its key ingredients: Vitamins A and E, and the natural plant oils Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile to affected areas. Bio-Oil promotes healthy, radiant skin, is non-comedogenic, and suitable for all skin types.
It has been clinically proven to help improve the appearance of new or old scars, whether from surgery, accidents, burns, insect bites, scratches or conditions such as acne or chickenpox. Although younger scars will have a greater chance of improvement, studies have shown that older scars also benefit from regular use of Bio-Oil.
Bio-Oil is a clinically proven and award winning, multi-tasking product that helps improve the appearance of scars, diminish the uneven skin tone, and increase the elasticity of the skin to decrease stretch marks.

· Improve the appearance of scars
Bio-Oil works as a facial moisturizer and helps to reduce the appearance of all scars (both new and old) by improving the condition of skin with scar tissue

· Improve stretch marks
It helps to keep the skin as elastic as possible, thereby, helping to prevent stretch marks from developing during periods of rapid change in body sizes

· Improve uneven skin tone
Bio-Oil helps to smooth, firm and nourish ageing and wrinkled skin and promote even skin tone.

· Help numerous skin concerns like Dry Skin
Bio oil can be used for soothing dry skin, as nourishing hand and cuticle lotion, after-sun treatment, and as a daily skincare specialist moisturiser for face and body replenishes the skin’s natural oils.

Is it safe to use Bio-Oil during pregnancy?
Yes, Bio-Oil is safe to use throughout pregnancy. With regards to the level of Vitamin A in Bio-Oil, it is low enough to render it harmless to the unborn child. Most healthcare professionals agree that for safety the daily intake of Vitamin A by an expectant mother should not exceed 5,000 I.U per gram. Taking absorption factors into account, an expectant mother would have to use more than 110ml of BioOil per day, or almost two 60ml bottles, before exceeding the recommended daily maximum intake!

Can Bio-Oil be used on babies?
We recommend that Bio-Oil is not used on babies until they are over two years of age. Even though the fragrance level in Bio-Oil is very low (0.2%) and the essential oils contained in the product are of a very low concentration, young babies are very sensitive so as a precautionary measure we would not suggest using it on them. If you do apply Bio-Oil to your child please take care to avoid areas near the eyes and mouth.

Is it safe to use Bio-Oil while breastfeeding/nursing?
It is 100% safe to use Bio-Oil on your body while breastfeeding/nursing. However, we would not recommend using it on the nipples – although Bio-Oil is non-toxic, babies are very sensitive and we do not recommend that they ingest Bio-Oil, even in the very smallest amounts. If you are in any doubt, please consult your GP.


Limited availability. Offers valid while stocks last
T&Cs Apply. Offer ends 7th October 2019

Haven Pharmacy Brennans Ballyboden are Hiring!

Haven Pharmacy Brennans, Ballyboden are looking for an OTC Sales Assistant

• Candidates will preferably have minimum 2 years experience

• Experience in using Excel, Word and Social media an advantage

• This would be a full time position including Saturdays

• Salary dependent on experience

Please contact Ann Doyle or Niall Hennigan on 01 4951664 or Email CVs to




Quit Smoking with Haven Pharmacy

1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease. It doesn’t have to be that way – you can quit!

Have you tried to give up smoking in the past? Have you managed to give up for long periods of time and then one little slip spiralled you back to your former full-time smoking self?

The disappointment in returning to this bad habit might off trying to quit again? Don’t let it… Never give up giving up!

Giving Up
With our customers health in mind, we have put a plan in place for anyone that wants to quit, so please speak to one of our trained advisers or ask your Haven pharmacist if you would like advice on which Nicotine Replacement Treatment (NRT) is best suited to your needs. There are a range of very effective over the counter remedies available from your Haven pharmacy to help stop smoking.

Health Benefits 
Straight away you will have fresher breath, hair & clothes and

Straight away you prevent staining your fingers & teeth and delay premature aging

Straight away you will have more money in your pocket!

Within 20 mins your blood pressure and pulse rate begin to return to normal

Within 1 day your risk of heart attack begins to fall

Within 2 days you will have a better sense of taste and smell

Within 3 days you will feel fitter as you will be less breathless as the nicotine is gone from your body completely

After 2-3 weeks your lung function will improve

Within 2-3 months your lung capacity can increase by up to 30%

After 1 year your risk of sudden death from a heart attack is almost cut in half, while your risk from cancer is also reduced

After 5 years the risk of smoking related cancers will be greatly reduced

After 10 years the risk of a heart attack drops to almost the same as a non-smoker

Did you know Ireland has more quitters than smokers?

Join the Quitters and start your journey today! Here are some helpful tips to guide you on the road to a smoke free life…

  1. Decide to Quit

Write down all the reasons why you want to quit so you can refer to them in moments of weakness.

  1. Make a Date

Pick a date that you feel you will be relaxed and focused on quitting and then stick to it. Throw out all your cigarettes including any emergency supplies as quitting outright is more effective than cutting down gradually.

  1. Talk to Your Support Team

Friends and family can offer wonderful encouragement when trying to quit. Talk to your Haven Pharmacist for advice in our private consultation room or contact the National Smokers’ Quitline on 1850 201 203 for Free Support

  1. Avoid Your Triggers and Temptations

Know your trigger situations and prepare in advance. Many of our customers find it difficult to avoid a cigarette when drinking alcohol. Try to remove this trigger in the first couple of weeks/months after quitting.

  1. Learn how to cope with cravings

Cravings can occur frequently in the first week of quitting. Remember cravings intensify over 3 to 5 minutes then subside.

Practice the Four D’s:

  • Delay acting on the urge to smoke – it will pass
  • Deep breathing, calm your nerves
  • Drink lots of water, it will decrease the need for snacking
  • Distract yourself, do something else to take your mind off it
  1. Make positive lifestyle choices

Increase your level of exercise as this helps improve mood and manages your weight. Many quitters experience a spike in appetite after giving up initially, this is your body and mind adjusting to a habit and it will level out. Avoid snacking on sweets, choose healthy snacks like fruit and nuts instead. Go for a brisk walk or jog to get rid of your anxiety or stress – it will help your body and mind.

  1. Stay positive!

In moments of weakness remember why you are quitting and believe in the strength of your will power. Look back at the list of reasons you put together when you decided to quit. This will shift your focus back to the long term goal.

  1. Reward yourself

Cigarettes are expensive! Get a money box, work out how much money you were spending each week on cigarettes and put it away. Buy yourself something as a treat instead. The important thing is, be kind to yourself. Don’t see quitting as a punishment, see it as a liberation and a step on the road to a happy and healthier life!

For more information on starting your Smoke Free journey – contact your local Haven Pharmacy who will help you with your plan and start you on the right NRT products such as Nicorette and NiQuitin- we have a range of patches, gum, lozenges and inhalers. Using these NRT products increases your chance of successfully stopping by up to 70%.

Download your Quitters Guide from the HSE and start your smoke free journey today to look forward to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Good luck, YOU CAN DO THIS!



“Know, Check, Ask” campaign by the HSE

“Know, Check, Ask” – new HSE campaign to improve people’s awareness and keep track of their medicines.

The HSE has launched a campaign and a tool for the public to help improve the safe use of medicines. It will help people who take medicines and everyone involved in their care to make better decisions about their treatment.

Pictured above, Muriel Pate, Medication Safety Specialist Pharmacist with the HSE commented “Sooner or later everyone needs medication and often people can be on a number of medicines for different health conditions. Keeping track of all of these medications can be confusing and so the HSE has developed a ‘My Medicines List’ which is available to download at and is also available in all pharmacies around the country. People can of course, create their own list instead or ask their pharmacy or GP practice to print a list of medicines from their records. Some people find it useful to take a photo of their list and keep it on their phone.”

Communication can be a big safety challenge in healthcare. Communication about medicines can be tricky as there can be so many details to remember. Using a medicines list will be a huge help, especially when people are admitted to hospital or have an appointment. Using a list will help them to communicate with healthcare professionals quickly and easily. We engaged with a lot of different people and groups when we were developing the campaign. They told us that using a medicines list can really help people, families, carers and healthcare professionals understand and communicate better and improve patient safety and health,” Muriel continued.

The campaign urges those who regularly take medicines, and those assisting them to:
Know your medicines and keep a list
Check that you are using the right medicine the right way
Ask your healthcare professional if you’re unsure

Welcoming the campaign, Haven Pharmacist Justin Looby says “Know, Check, Ask” is a very important part of our overall health and wellbeing. Everyone must check that they are using their medication in the right way and if they are in any way unsure they should ask their local Pharmacist who will help them to quickly and easily remember and share information about the medicines they are taking and making it easier to check and discuss any concerns they may have.

Haven Pharmacist Justin Looby pictured with Gordon Ryan, a recipient of a double lung transplant

Gordon said that the Know, Check, Ask campaign and the My Medicines List would be of great benefit in his daily life. “Because of the transplant I take various medicines on a daily basis and see my doctor regularly. It’s great to have such a simple tool to help me manage my medication and it will be really useful for any of the doctors that I need to see as they will be able to instantly see what medicines I’m taking and be able to check and update my treatments as needed,” he said.

Remember, always speak to your local Haven Pharmacist about your medication and don’t be afraid to ask questions:
– What is the name of my medication?
– Do I still need this medication?
– What does my medication do?
– For how long should I take this medication?
– How & when should I take my medication?
– What food, drinks, activities should I avoid while taking this medication?
– What are the side effects of my medication?
– How can I avoid the side effects of this medication?
– What should I do if I miss a dose of my medication?
– How can I organise my medication?

The HSE campaign forms part of the World Health Organisation ‘Medication Without Harm’ global patient safety campaign which aims to reduce severe avoidable medication related harm by 50% over the next five years.

Visit for more information or click on the link to download the My Medicines List leaflet


Haven Ladies Complete Mini Marathon for CRY Ireland

On 2nd June 2019, the Haven Pharmacy ladies took part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon where over 30,000 women from all around the country came together to walk, jog or run 10km through the streets of Dublin.

This year, Haven Pharmacy joined up with Cry Ireland: CRY – ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ a national screening and support programme at Tallaght University Hospital which provides free screening services for those at risk and also counselling & support for families bereaved by sudden cardiac death. Over 5,000 people suffer sudden cardiac death in Ireland each year, of which 60-80 people are under the age of 35 years. Since CRY started in 2007 over 6,000 individuals have been seen at the CRY Centre (over 10,000 patient appointments) with many patients require repeat visits as often as every 3 months. Patients and families have travelled from every county in Ireland, north and south for this free service – that’s why funding is crucial for this charity.

Congratulations to the 80 participants on Team CRY who completed the event… The 10km was tough going in the summer heat – but spirits were high and we certainly had a lot of fun along the way!


Special thanks to Lucia Ebbs, CEO of CRY Ireland, for her tireless efforts in organising the t-shirts, goody bags, sponsorship cards and photographer on the day. We even made it in to The Herald in the Mini Moments Souvenir Magazine!!

Massive thank you to all of our generous Haven Pharmacy customers for supporting this amazing cause, you too can show your support by donating what you can here 

Thank you!


Temple Street Great Irish Bake Fundraiser

Haven Pharmacy Stores Nationwide put their baking skills to the test on 5th April as they created an array of treats to sell for The Great Irish Bake in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

Almost €10,000 was raised for this amazing cause, pictured are Ailbhe White, Campaigns & Events Executive for Temple Street Foundation accepting the presentation cheque from Denise Carroll Marketing Executive Haven Pharmacy & Amy O’Connor from Haven Pharmacy Hickeys in Rush.

Take a look at just some of these mouth watering displays…




Well done to everyone involved, we are looking forward to next year already!

Kerry Hospice Foundation Fundraiser

The Kerry Hospice Foundation was this past week delighted to be presented with a cheque for €2,375, all of which had been raised by the staff of Haven Pharmacy in memory of our dear colleague and friend Ros Wallace.

Pictured L-R: Owen Daly, Haven Pharmacy Tralee; Joe Hennebery Chairman Kerry Hospice; Helena Rusk, Haven Pharmacy Tralee; Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Secretary. 


The Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) is a voluntary organisation to help provide funding and support for palliative care services in Kerry. The core idea is still as important now as the day, in 1990, when the organisation was first founded. The voluntary part of our organisation is very important to it’s members, as well as a source of great pride. No member of KHF is paid for any of their work, time, effort or any costs incurred while helping the charity. The Foundation exists only to deliver on services delivered in Kerry. All money raised is spent locally. The mission of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is to help fund, in partnership with the HSE, the provision of Specialist Palliative Care Services which support patients who are living with an advancing illness In Kerry.

For more information on the services provided by Kerry Hospice please log on to

Haven Pharmacy raise vital funds for Beaumont Hospital


Once again, Haven Pharmacy and Beaumont Hospital Foundation have come together to thank everyone who got involved in last year’s Christmas ‘Knitivity’ campaign and to announce the total amount of money raised through Haven Pharmacy’s participation. A massive €9,325 was raised through Haven Pharmacy stores nationwide!

Beaumont Hospital Foundation, the charity which works to encourage private donations to one of Ireland’s largest and busiest public hospitals, launched the Knitivity campaign in October 2018. Knitivity 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 sell them locally or return them for sale to the hospital or through any Haven Pharmacy. The completed knits were 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.

Pictured at the launch of Knitivity are Mother & Daughter Duo Geraldine Plunkett & Mary McEvoy fondly known as Mary & Biddy in Glenroe.

Initially, the campaign was rolled out in Beaumont Hospital, however after an unprecedented response from the public, it was evident that there was an opportunity for the Foundation to expand the campaign’s reach throughout the country. Sophie Hart Haven Ambassador for Haven Pharmacy Doherty’s in Beaumont spear headed the campaign and suggested that the wider Haven Pharmacy group across Ireland could get involved. “We exceeded expectations this year. Our customers across the country have been so generous with their time and money. We’re absolutely thrilled to announce we raised €9,325 for the Beaumont Hospital Foundation.” commented Keith Brennan, Chairman, Haven Pharmacy

Beaumont Hospital provide emergency and acute care services across 54 medical specialties. It is also a Designated Cancer Centre and the Regional Treatment Centre for Ear, Nose and Throat, and Gastroenterology. It is the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Renal Transplantation, and Cochlear Implantation. Fundraising and Communications Manager for Beaumont Hospital Foundation, Sheila Campbell, explains why this money is pivotal for Beaumont Hospital, “This money will go to fund vital services and equipment which is needed to help our nursing and medical staff to save lives here in the hospital. Outside of Government funding there is still a great need for funding for equipment that doesn’t come under the budget. The fundraising that Beaumont Hospital Foundation undertakes on behalf of the hospital allows them to say ‘yes’ to some of the requests from medical teams and departments across the hospital who are looking for funding for services that are needed for them to do their jobs safely and also to be able to provide improved care for the patients of Beaumont Hospital”

Haven Pharmacy would like to thank everyone who got involved in this campaign and to encourage anyone who would like to sign up for this years Knitivity campaign to e-mail, but if you can’t wait until then – Spring patterns are available now at


Pollen Count Very High

Met Éireann has warned hay fever sufferers that the pollen count will be very high throughout the country this weekend…

A spokesperson for the forecaster said that “we are in the peak of the grass pollen season,” so a “very high risk” can be expected during the weekend – particularly when it is dry and sunny, with temperatures in the twenties.

Not good news for Hay Fever or Asthma suffers, but rest assured you can trust your local Haven Pharmacist to advise you on the right Antihistamines for your allergy symptoms.

Here are some helpful tips and advice to help you survive the weekend ahead:

Signs and Symptoms

Allergic reactions usually happen quickly within a few minutes of exposure to Pollen. Common symptoms of Hay Fever include:

• Sneezing
• Runny or blocked nose
• Red, itchy, watery eyes
• Fatigue
• Headaches

Treatment for Hay Fever Sufferers

In many cases, the most effective way of managing an allergy is to avoid the allergen that causes the reaction whenever possible. These are a just few examples of how to limit exposure to allergens:

• Keep windows closed in your bedroom at night
• Stay indoors as much as possible on high pollen days
• Don’t keep fresh flowers in the home or office
• Stay away from grassy areas, don’t cut grass or walk on grass
• Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
• Wear wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
• Shower, wash your hair and change your clothes if you have been outside for an extended period
• Avoid drying clothes outside, or shake them outdoors before bringing them in to your home
• Keep pets outdoors as much as possible and wash them regularly
• Minimise your contact with pets who have been outdoors and are likely to be carrying pollen
• Vacuum your house regularly and dust surfaces with a damp cloth
• Consider a purifier with a built-in air quality sensor to remove allergens and pollutants from the air

There are a range of very effective over the counter remedies from your Haven pharmacy to help reduce the symptoms of allergies.

Please ask your local Haven Pharmacist if you would like advice on which treatment is best suited to your needs.


28th June 2019

Childline Change Appeal in Haven Pharmacies 10th – 17th May

Haven Pharmacy are proud to be supporting this year’s ISPCC Childline Childline Change appeal from May 10th to 17th

Childline appeals to the nation to help to change the lives of children through its national Childline Change appeal. By donating in your local Haven Pharmacy, you can help to ensure children always have a Safe Haven to turn to.

TodayFM broadcaster Paula MacSweeney has joined the campaign to highlight the importance of the Childline service to every child in Ireland and urged the public to support the appeal through donations on street, at participating retailers and online at

Childline Change will raise vital funds to keep the service listening to children and young people at every hour of every day and night. Children contact Childline for many reasons – they may feel hurt, scared, lonely or upset, or may simply wish to have someone to speak with. They may have experienced abuse or trauma and feel as though they have no-one who will listen. Childline volunteers are there to listen to, support and empower children and young people who contact the service at all times of the day and night through whichever means they feel most comfortable with – calling, texting, or chatting online. Children and young people can contact Childline by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hours a day), texting to 50101 (10am – 4am daily) or chatting online at (10am – 4am daily)

ISPCC CEO John Church said: “ISPCC Childline is calling on people across the country to use their change this Childline Change week (May 10th to 17th) to make a powerful difference in the lives of children and young people across Ireland. The Childline service answers over 310,000 contacts every year. Children make contact in relation to all sorts of issues – they may have suffered abuse, may be experiencing bullying, may be confused about their sexuality or identity or may simply wish to have someone who will listen. Often, children and young people are too upset at first to voice how they are really feeling. With your support, Childline will always be there to listen to, empower and support any child or young person in Ireland – even when there may not be other services available. A call to Childline can change a child’s life. Childline costs €3.5 million to run every year and relies on public support for almost 90 per cent of this funding. You can have a very positive impact by supporting this year’s Childline Change appeal at one of our participating retailers, by donating on street or by donating online. You will be a part of every contact Childline answers.“

TodayFM’s Paula MacSweeney said: “I am delighted to support Childline’s national Childline Change 2019 appeal. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals across Ireland to help empower children and young people by keeping Childline listening 24 hours a day, every day. I urge you to show your support for Childline and help make sure every child and young person in Ireland always has somewhere to turn.”

Change the lives of children by supporting the ISPCC Childline Childline Change appeal instore from May 13th to 17th and help ensure Childline is always there to listen.

Thank you.