Varden’s Pharmacies

About Our Pharmacy

You will find us in Newmarket-on-Fergus and Quin Co. Clare.

Varden’s Pharmacies

About Our Pharmacy

You will find us in Newmarket-on-Fergus and Quin Co. Clare.

The History of Varden’s Pharmacy

Joe Varden Snr., a native of Tuam Co. Galway, qualified as a pharmacist in Dublin in 1953. It was while studying in Dublin he met his wife Gertie, a chiropodist. He managed pharmacies in Dublin and London, before he and Gertie and their six young children (later to become nine!!)  moved to Newmarket-on-Fergus in 1965 and opened his own pharmacy.

The original pharmacy operated from a premises on the Main Street opposite the Green with the family living in The Square.

He then moved the pharmacy to The Square, where the pharmacy is now located. In 1999, he handed over the reins to his son Joe Jnr. A major extension and renovation was done on the premises in 2002 and in 2006 we opened our pharmacy in Quin.

Who We Are

Our Team

Joe Varden

Joe Varden

Proprietor and Pharmacist

Joe has owned and managed Varden’s Pharmacy since 1999.
Tom Taffe

Tom Taffe

Supervising Pharmacist - Newmarket

Tom had been working as a locum pharmacist for Varden’s for many years before joining us on a full time basis in 2017.
Nick Scullion

Nick Scullion

Supervising Pharmacist - Quin

Nick has extensive experience in retail pharmacy and joined us in 2017.

Mary Enright

Mary Enright

Dispenser & Healthcare Assistant

Mary is studying medicine at UCC and works with us on a part-time basis.
Jenny Griffin

Jenny Griffin

Pharmacy Technician

Jenny previously worked as a locum with us for many years, and joined us on a full time basis in 2019.
Tina Devitt

Tina Devitt

Beauty Therapist

Tina is a qualified beauty therapist and has worked with us since 2004.
Margaret Finn

Margaret Finn

Dispenser & Healthcare Assistant

Margaret has worked in community pharmacy for many years and joined us in 2019.
Sheila Sheehan

Sheila Sheehan

Dispenser & Healthcare Assistant

Sheila has extensive experience in retail pharmacy and joined our team in 2019.
Anne Joyce

Anne Joyce

Beauty Therapist

Anne is a qualified beauty therapist and has worked with us since 2006.