About Cara

About Cara Pharmacy




Cara Pharmacy is a progressive, independent, vibrant pharmacy group consisting of sixteen stores located throughout Ireland in Counties Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and most recently in Dublin and Cork. Our business is twofold and is primarily divided into Pharmacy Services and Retail. We also have a an award winning online store.

At Cara Pharmacy, we aim to be the leaders in our industry by delivering Excellence in Customer Service, Exceptional Value For Money, and an Unrivalled Product Range at Unbeatable Prices.

We employ passionate, highly driven, motivated team members who love what they do and are genuinely customer and sales focused. We are a family orientated company, with a small management team that is highly flexible and extremely hands on.

Excellence in Customer Service is at the heart of everything we do and we are constantly striving to provide better Customer Service every single day. We focus on the integrity of the product we are selling, the efficiency of our procedures to ensure the right product is in the right place at the right time and finally the experience, which comes from the friendly, helpful, genuinely caring, passionate team members that work at Cara Pharmacy.

To improve the health and lifestyle of the
people in our communities

To support everyone’s right to a happy, healthy and confident lifestyle.

Our Core Values

Authenticity Trust, respect and integrity are at the core of all our decision making and actions.

Caring Our customers, people and communities remain at the heart of everything we do.

Passion With the right attitude, passion and work ethic all our dreams and goals can become a reality.

Innovation We encourage an entrepreneurial mind-set where we see challenges as opportunities for growth.

Simplicity By being lean and efficient we will always be available and easy to do business with.

We Have Great Customer Reviews

" I got my order and was so delighted with how well it was packaged and the lovely smell too!! Everything was wrapped indivdually , and the little bag full of samples and the little perfumes I was truly delighted and amazed to have received them as I was so happy with my order cause the prices were SO good. I would like to say thank you so much for making my day with the free samples and sending an order so well packaged!" - Emily

"I received an online order from you last week, it was very well packed and really felt like a treat so thank you for putting so much effort into it" - Shirley

"My order arrived on Friday. Thank you very much and thanks for the little extras in the box. The girls are delighted with the sample perfumes- saves them robbing mine!" - Neasa

Why Buy From Us?

  • Exceptional value for money
  • An unrivalled product range at unbeatable prices
  • Free luxury gift wrapping
  • Click & Collect in any of our stores for free
  • Free delivery on orders over €49 within all of Ireland
  • Free luxury samples included with all orders

Awards and Fundraising


We are proud to say that we were awarded with the Deloitte Best Managed Company 2012, 2013, and 2014, and achieved the Gold Standard in 2015.

Our Cara Kesh Team have won the 'Pharmacy In Focus' Customer Service of the Year Award.

‘Retail Excellence Ireland Awards’ reaching the final 3 in the category of ‘Innovation’ in ‘Company of the Year 2012′, the final 6 in ‘Website of the Year 2012′ and Quayside Sales Assistant Lee Doherty reached the final 5 in ‘Rising Star of the Year 2012′.

The Cara Pharmacy Cavan Store has also been awarded ‘Retailer of the Year’ by the Cavan Chamber of Commerce Business and Tourism Awards’ in September 2012.

Our Superintendant Pharmacist Padraig Mc Guinness proudly represented Cara Pharmacy at this years IPN Award, where he took home the award for Superintendent Pharmacist of the Year. Padraig has been with Cara since his early teens and we are delighted that he has been publically recognised for his skills, hard work and passion.

Padraig wasn't the only memeber of the Cara Team to be recognised at the awards with Cara Drumshanbo having also been shortlisted for a Health Promotion Award and Monica Mc Grath in the category of Pharmacy Technician of the Year.


Social Responsibility is very much at the heart of our business. We work with many different charities to improve the lives of others in whatever way we can.

Our most successful fundraising event is the well known Cara Bundoran Challenge which takes place annually to fundraise for selected charities. We have 2,500 participants taking part in March 2016. For further information check out www.carabundoranchallenge.com

We are proud to say we have donated €59,000 to date.

Also each year on pancake Tuesday, all Cara stores fundraise for a local charity of their choice by making pancakes and home baked delights for customers.

Cara Pharmacy supports Down Syndrome Ireland Annually hosting an Ice Cream Funday in each of our stores.

We also host a Cupcake & Cookie Day annually in each of our stores to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland with staff baking all sorts of delicious delights.

To enquire about sponsorship or fundraising please contact caraandthecommunity@carapharmacy.com

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