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Meet the Team

Our team are highly trained in many areas and are happy to look after your general health and more specific requirements.  We are dedicated to listening to you, discussing your physical and mental concerns in an honest and open fashion. We will provide you with up to date, evidence-based medical advice to make informed choices when it comes to managing your health.

​For many years our practice has been involved in the education of medical students and students may visit the practice to observe consultations as part of their curriculum.  We always advise patients in advance if a student is present and will only invite a student to observe your consultation with your full permission.​

Dr Joseph O Keeffe


Joe graduated from UCC with a degree in General Medicine. He completed his specialist GP training in Cork. He took over the practice in Tallow in 1986. He completed a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is a member of the British  Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. Joe has spent time volunteering both at home and abroad. He has a diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (University of Glasgow). He also holds the  ICGP Diploma in Therapeutics, Diploma in Prevention,  and Diploma in Primary Care Diabetes Management. Joe has extensive experience in palliative care. 

Joe is also the coroner for Waterford County District.

Dr Rosanna O Keeffe


Rosanna graduated from UCC in 2013. She completed her specialist GP training in Dublin with the North Dublin City GP Scheme. She worked in Dublin for a number of years focused mainly on GP care in areas of social deprivation including the homeless service, addiction service and migrant health service. She also worked in medical education, tutoring in the Department of General Practice in UCD. She has spent time volunteering in Panama, Honduras, Tanzania and France. Rosanna has an interest in women's health and while working in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin she completed the diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has completed the ICGP advanced certificate in long acting contraception. Rosanna is a member of the British Menopause Society (BMS).  Rosanna joined her father Dr Joe O' Keeffe and Dr Niall Murphy at Tallow Family Practice in 2021.

Dr Niall Murphy


Niall graduated from UCC in 2001. He worked in Australia for 1 year in Redliffe Hospital in Queensland and in Mount Isa Hospital in the Outback. Niall qualified as a GP in the UK and worked there for 18 years.  He returned to Ireland in 2021 to join Tallow Family Practice. Niall’s special interests include Dermatology, Minor Surgery, Joint Injections, Sports injuries and Care of the Elderly. Niall is currently studying for the Diploma in Medicine for Older Patients.

Dr Róisín Ní Shé


Róisín graduated from University College Cork in 2013. She worked in hospital medicine in Cork and Dublin for a number of years, then completed postgraduate training in General Practice through the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 2020. She holds postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics, Dermatology and Musculoskeletal Injuries and Management. Róisín is passionate about Women's Health, including the management of menopause, and also has the ICGP certificate in contraception and advanced certificate in long acting contraception. She is a member of the British Menopause Society. Róisín has been working in general practice in Dublin until her recent relocation to West Waterford.

We have two practice nurses Kay Griffin and Georgina Cunningham. They have experience in both hospital medicine and primary care.  They offer a wide range of services for patients based on a holistic model of care,  ranging from health promotion and education to screening and assessments. Appointments can be made with them through reception or you may be referred by one of our GP’s.

Our front of house staff are comprised of three Practice Secretaries and one Medical Administration staff member - Margaret Mulcahy, Rita TIghe, Margaret England and  Will Motherway . They are happy to assist with any queries either over the phone or in person. 


We also have a Practice Manager Caroline O’ Brien who looks after the day to day running of the practice.

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