Dermatologists diagnose and treat all kinds of skin disorders and problems, including skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, acne and rosacea. We also treat skin conditions that arise from other diseases. 

We run a number of different clinics. As well as a general dermatology clinic, we offer:  

  • A pigmented lesion clinic that screens for skin cancer
  • A cryotherapy clinic (treatment option for pre-cancerous lesions) 
  • A systemics clinic for immunosuppressed patients 
  • A skin cancer surveillance clinic for our heart and lung transplant patients

Dermatology Day Centre

We are the National Photobiology Centre for Ireland. We diagnose and treat people who have UV-associated skin disorders (photosensitivity).

We offer a number of tests and treatments in our Day Centre on Eccles Street. They include:

  • Light treatment (phototherapy)
  • Patch testing
  • Photodynamic therapy, a treatment that combines a drug called a photosensitiser and a particular type of light
  • Topical therapy, where medications are applied to the skin – see below to view videos on applying your topical medications correctly

As well as this, we run patient education classes and have a newly-introduced psychology service.

Our staff

Our team consists of consultant dermatologists, junior doctors training in dermatology and dermatology nurse specialists.


The department provides undergraduate and postgraduate education and is involved in clinical research. We are currently the lead centre in a research study for a pan-European photopatch test project.

Our consultants

Related services

Referral Information

You need to have a referral letter to attend the Dermatology Department.  Patients are referred by their GP or by consultants in other disciplines, both from within the Mater Hospital and externally. 

Your appointment

Please turn up on time for your appointment. If you can’t attend for any reason, contact us as soon as possible to let us know. This will allow us to give the appointment to another patient.