Galway Fertility Clinic has been providing advice and fertility treatment in Ireland for over 20 years and in that time we have shared the joy of bringing thousands of babies into the world.
For some couples, this can be the start of a long and challenging road to achieving their dream of becoming a parent. Today, with the help of assisted conception, many couples are successful in achieving that goal. For some, all that is required is advice or a simple approach, while for others high-level technology such as IVF, may be needed.
At Galway Fertility Clinic (GFC), we understand how important having a family is to you and can assure you that we will provide you with the highest standard of fertility care available.
Originally established in 1994 in University Hospital Galway, we relocated in 2009 to our state of the art facility on the western perimeter of Galway city. We are the only private clinic in the west of Ireland providing an extensive range of advanced assisted reproductive services. Our Consultants have access to a full range of diagnostic, surgical and support services of Galway University Hospital and other professional partners.
Galway Fertility Clinic is licenced as a Tissue Establishment by the Irish Medicines Board/HPRA, showing full compliance with National and EU Legislation governing the quality & safety of human tissues and cells. We are regularly audited and continue to maintain the standards required.
Since its establishment, our clinic has been at the forefront of introducing the latest IVF technologies to Ireland. Your treatment will be coordinated by an expert fertility specialist supported by an experienced team of medical, scientific, nursing and administrative personnel.
We strive to provide you with a professional individualised treatment program with compassion and care, with the aim of realising your dream of becoming a parent. While this may not be possible for every client, it is our hope that we will support you at all steps taken during this journey.
Dr Eithne Lowe
Dr Declan Egan
MB, BCh, BAO, MRCOG
Dr Declan Egan was the Medical Director of the Galway Fertility Clinic from its inception until the summer of 2017. He graduated in medicine from University College Dublin in 1978. From a broad base of posts spanning medicine, surgery, psychiatry and paediatrics his career became more focused on obstetrics and gynaecology and finally reproductive medicine.
His initial training in general obstetrics and gynaecology Dr in the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, after which he spent ten years in the United Kingdom. In Hull Royal Infirmary he worked with one of the pioneers of laparoscopic surgery and returned there to do training in tubal microsurgery. He worked as a Registrar for two years in Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre in Harrow, London, where he gained further expertise in laparoscopic and tubal microsurgery.
The majority of his time in the U.K. was spent in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliff Hospital, Oxford, where he worked for seven years, holding posts of Clinical Research Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and lecturer to Professor David Barlow, Head of Department. Dr Egan was the first doctor to follow the Subspecialty Training Programme in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford and was responsible for the day to day running of the Oxford IVF Programme, the Donor Insemination Programme and the Andrology Unit.
Dr Egan was appointed to his current post of Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at University Hospital, Galway and Lecturer in NUI Galway, in July 1993. He established Galway Fertility Clinic in January 1994 in the Maternity Department, University Hospital Galway. He was the first Obstetrics and Gynaecology Subspecialist to be appointed in Ireland, with his subspecialty being Reproductive Medicine.