Castletown Pharmacy is a progressive, independent, family run vibrant pharmacy located on the Main Street in Celbridge, Co Kildare across from the Castletown Gates.

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 36% of all deaths and 22% of deaths in those aged under 65. Having an excessively high level of lipids/cholesterol in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It is recommended that total cholesterol levels should be less than 5 mmol/L.

The cholesterol test involves taking a small sample of blood (one large drop) from the fingertip which is then put into a machine which measures the cholesterol level within a few minutes. Your Pharmacist or GP will let you know your cholesterol test level and tell you what, if any, further action should be taken.

Saturated fats

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of CVD is to keep cholesterol level in your blood at a healthy level. You should try to avoid or cut down on the following foods, which are rich in saturated fat:

  • fatty cuts of meat and meat products, such as sausages and pies
  • butter, ghee and lard
  • cream, soured cream, creme fraiche and ice cream
  • cheese, particularly hard cheese
  • cakes and biscuits
  • chocolate
  • coconut oil, coconut cream and palm oil

It is recommended that the average man should have no more than 30g saturated fat a day and the average woman should have no more than 20g saturated fat a day. To get an idea how much saturated food you are consuming, take a look at the food labels of the foods you are eating.

FULL HEALTH CHECK €19.95

Cholesterol, Diabetes, BMI and Blood Pressure 

Check including advice on Diet and lifestyle

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

  • All Prescriptions Accepted: Medical Cards, Private, Long Term Illness, Drug Payment Scheme, Colostomy etc.
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Stop Smoking
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Body Mass Index
  • Compression Hosiery
  • Baby Weighting (FREE)
  • Ear Piercing
  • Weekly Medication Packaging Service (FREE)
  • 10% Student Discount
  • Photo Printing
  • Passport Photos

Parking

On street parking available. Payable from 10am to 4pm. FREE after 4 p.m., before 10am and all day on weekends.

We pay your parking for 30 mins when you make a purchase in our pharmacy.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm

Saturday: 9am to 6pm

Sundays & Bank Holidays: Closed

Contact Details

Castletown Pharmacy

Main St., Celbridge
Co. Kildare, Ireland

Tel: 01 6273962
Fax: 01 6865123

Email Us: info@castletownpharmacy.com