McGuinness totalhealth Pharmacy is an Irish independently owned and community based Pharmacy on Main Street, Roscommon. The pharmacy, which is part of the totalhealth Pharmacy group, has been serving the health needs of the local community since 1891.
The Pharmacy was founded by George Philips in 1891. It was purchased by TJ Mc Guinness in 1927 and has remained in the McGuinness family since. George Philips left the area retiring to the Jersey Islands with his family. The pharmacy traded as Philips Medical Hall until 1971 after which the name changed to McGuinness Medical Hall. It was run by TJ until his untimely death in 1958 after which his wife Cait took over the running of the Chemist.
Main Street on Fair Day around 1920. The Pharmacy is on the left hand side of the Photo
Philips Medical Hall in the 1950’s
TJ Mc Guinness in the 1930’s soon after purchasing the Pharmacy
Their son Simon McGuinness ran the Pharmacy until his retirement in 2000, after which his nephew Ollie took over the running of the pharmacy after graduating from The Robert Gordan University in Aberdeen . Ollie, with his pharmacist wife Arlene, are the third generation of the McGuinness family to look after the people of Roscommon from their Community Pharmacy.
In 2014, Ollie Mc Guinness moved his business forward by partnering with the totalhealth Pharmacy brand to become McGuinness totalhealth Pharmacy. The store underwent a complete re-fit in 2007 and a re-branding in 2014 to incorporate all the elements of the new totalhealth brand and store design. This totalhealth rebrand has meant that the pharmacy in Roscommon is now part of a large national network. This is good news for a small business, such as Ollie’s. It is good news for the customer and for the community. The development has enabled Ollie to meet the growing healthcare needs of their customers, while retaining their core values of a personalised and confidential service based around a trusted, caring family business. Since joining in the partnership with totalhealth Pharmacy, McGuinness totalhealth Pharmacy has gone from strength to strength. McGuinness totalhealth Pharmacy has adopted the totalhealth TLC : TRUSTED, LOCAL & CARE.