Granard native Ronan Sheridan captured this year’s prestigious Young Pharmacist of the Year award at the Helix Health Pharmacy Awards ceremony which was held at the Mansion House in Dublin recently. Ronan came out top in his category, which rewarded those whose activities, in the course of their professional duties and development, is judged to be the most commendable.
Attending Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School in Granard, Ronan went on to study Pharmacy at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, where he graduated from in 2009 with top honours.
Son of Pat and Mary Sheridan who run Sheridan’s Drapery in his hometown, Ronan spends his time between Market Point Pharmacy in Mullingar where he is Pharmacist Manager whilst also holding down a post at Corcoran’s Pharmacy on Main Street in Longford Town.
Nominated for the award in late August by an anonymous colleague, Ronan was just as surprised to be involved in the final stages of the competition as he was to walk away with the award. “I actually don’t know who nominated me as the process was totally anonymous,” Ronan says. “But to even get to the final stage was a great surprise and shock and even now I’m still a little shocked.”
Going up against fellow Pharmacists Fiona Tracey from Sligo and Limerick native Geraldine McInerney, Ronan noted the strength of his category saying: “I was in a very tough category against two other talented individuals, so it came as a bit of a surprise when I heard my name being called out, but I’m over the moon.”