Our team

Blackberry Hearing was established to offer a uniquely, positive customer experience for those wishing to address their hearing loss.

Our Audiologists

  • Rian Breathnach,
    BSc. Audiology

    Rian is a Galway native from Spiddal. He joined Blackberry Hearing in 2018 after completing a BSc in Audiology in Athlone IT. There are few things as rewarding as improving a person’s quality of life through better hearing and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. Hearing...

  • Una Maguire,
    MSc. Audiology

    Una Maguire from Dublin joined Blackberry Hearing in 2019 after studying an MSc in Audiology in University College Cork. Una is passionate about providing quality and affordable hearing care while maintaining good clinical standards. In her spare time, Una enjoys traveling and playing the fiddle. Seirbhís trí...

  • Rita Foley,
    BSc. Audiology

    Rita has been a regional Audiologist for Blackberry Hearing, covering the South East of Ireland since 2016. Rita manages a number of our clinics in Kildare, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford. Rita gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology from Athlone Institute of Technology and has since...

  • Daragh McGowan,
    BSc. Audiology

    Daragh has eight years in-clinic experience with the daily running of an audiology clinic in the North West. Having studied in Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge, Daragh is the second generation of his family to have studied Audiology. Padraig McGowan, Daragh’s father, recently retired having served twenty years...

  • Claire Bolger,
    BAgSc, MAgSc, HDip- HAA (Hearing Aid Audiology)

    Claire began her education with a B. Ag. Sc. and M. Ag. Sc. from UCD, her career led her into the field of hearing loss where she worked as a Resource Officer for Deaf and hard of hearing people for 14 years. Her deep passion for this...

  • Bernadine Kilbride,
    BSc. Audiology

    Bernadine a Laois native joined Blackberry Hearing in 2016 after completing her BSc in Audiology in Athlone IT. Bernadine cares for our patients in the greater Laois, Carlow, Kildare & Limerick area. Bernadine enjoys music, travel & dancing and socialising with friends.

  • Rhea Finnegan,
    MSc. Audiology

    Rhea Finnegan from Ballina, Mayo joined Blackberry Hearing in September 2017. Rhea completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological studies and Sociology and Politics in NUI, Galway in 2015. She then went on to complete her Masters in Audiology in August 2017. Rhea covers a number of our...

  • John Vereker,
    FdSc HAA and MBSHAA Audiology

    John a Kilkenny native, qualified as a Hearing Aid Audiologist in 2019 via Athlone Institute of Technology. Previously John worked in Hearcare and Eyecare for the past ten years. John has also worked in worked & live abroad, moving to Spain in 2007 while furthing his education...

  • Lauren Walsh,
    Hearing Aid Audiologist

    Meet our audiologist Lauren Walsh. Lauren has worked in audiology for over 7 years and qualified as a Hearing Aid Audiologist from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in 2018. Lauren completed the micro-suction wax removal course in Aston University Birmingham in October 2018 and loves the satisfaction...

  • Clodagh Kelly,
    MSc Audiology & BSc Neuroscience

    Clodagh is a Kildare native and joined Blackberry Hearing in 2022. Clodagh completed her BSc Neuroscience in UCD and then furthered her studies with an MSc Audiology in UCC graduating in 2021. Clodagh has experience working with adult and paediatric patients in the Irish Healthcare System. Clodagh...

  • Emer O' Reilly,
    MSc. Audiology

    Emer is a Cork Native who will be covering clinics in Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. Emer obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 2018 from UCC and completed an MSc in Audiology from UCC also. I believe in providing an invaluable service that benefits young and...

Our Customer Service Team

Our Management

  • John Ryan,

    John, a mechanical engineer by degree, comes from a business background where putting the customer first was always a priority. Co-founding Blackberry Hearing with Dave Gleeson, they designed the company by drawing on their customer focused business experience. Formerly a manager of Samsung Semiconductor Ireland, John later...

  • David Gleeson,

    An Ag. Graduate who worked initially in Agribusiness (Monsanto and Masstock) before moving to the energy sector (Bord na Mona and Airtricity) following the completion of an MBA. An experienced and successful builder of businesses and brands, establishing and developing the Firelog and Firepak businesses in Bord...

  • Matt Gleeson,
    General Manager

  • Luke Higgins,
    Head of Data

  • Evelyn McKeogh,
    Business Development Manager

  • Geraldine O'Connor,

  • Patrick Maher,
    Digital Marketing Manager

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