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Offering the latest advances in medical, surgical , laser and cosmetic dermatology & allergic disease.

Kerry's only Medically Run Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Clinic: Kerry Skin Clinic

Dr David Buckley is the founding member and medical director of the Kerry Skin Clinic in Tralee. The Kerry Skin Clinic was previously known as the “Solas Dermatology and Laser Clinic” until we rebranded in 2019. Dr Buckley is on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council (MCN: 03164) and specializes in community based  dermatology, skin surgery and aesthetic medicine. He has been providing a community-based dermatology service in The Ashe Street Clinic Tralee since 1989. 

Kerry Skin Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility, providing the most advanced care in medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic dermatology. Dr Buckley and his team provide the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, including computer-aided diagnosis and lasers that deliver safe, fast and efficient care to their patients with all skin, hair and nail problems. They provide all the latest innovations to enhance blemished, damaged or ageing skin to restore a natural youthful appearance. Treatment techniques used include: Pulse Dye Lasers, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Medical Microdermabrasion, Cryosurgery, Radiosurgery, Microneedling, Botox, Fillers and Chemical Peels.

Kerry Skin Clinic offers the most advanced treatments for many cosmetic problems, including wrinkles and fine lines, excessive hair growth on the face or body, red veins on the face or legs, acne, rosacea, brown spots, scars, keloids and excessive sweating.

Dr Buckley continues to offer a wide range of medical dermatological services, including the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and leg ulcers. He prescribes Roaccutane under careful medical supervision for patients with severe acne not responding to standard therapies. He also treats a wide range of scalp, hair and nail problems. In addition, he runs a special Psoriasis Clinic and performs a wide range of allergy tests.

Kerry Skin Clinic also provides surgical dermatology  for the removal of cysts, ingrown toenails  and benign skin tumours. Dr Buckley is internationally recognised for his expertise in cryosurgery and offers the latest techniques for treating warts, verrucae, keloids, selected skin cancers and many other benign and malignant skin tumours using cryosurgery. This technique uses extremely cold liquids or gasses to selectively destroy unwanted skin tumours such as warts, keloids and some skin cancers with a very high cure rate and excellent cosmetic results in most cases.

Dr Buckley has a special interest in skin cancer and in addition to surgical excision using radiosurgery and cryosurgery, he now offers the latest techniques for treating skin cancer, including topical immune response modifiers, such as imiquimod (Aldara). Dr Buckley was one of the first doctors to introduce photodynamic therapy (PDT) for skin cancer in Ireland.
Kerry Skin Clinic can assess suspicious moles with skin microscopy (dermatoscopy) and digital photography (mole mapping). Dr Buckley can arrange to have suspicious moles removed and assessed in the lab if required.

If you have a medical or surgical dermatological problem, please phone or email to arrange an appointment with Dr Buckley. If you have cosmetic concerns (e.g. excess hair growth, wrinkles, frown lines, broken veins on the face, excess pigment problems of the skin, etc.) you can get a free initial consultation with our aesthetician, Caroline O'Connor, where the various treatment options can be explored and explained.


All investigations and treatment are carried out by our specially trained medical staff including:

Dr David Buckley:

Dr David Buckley: MRCGP, DP Dermatology, a primary care physician who specialises in Dermatology.

 He completed  18 months of post graduate training in dermatology in St. Vincent's University Hospital, The Mater Hospital in Dublin and the Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital in the mid 1980's. Dr Buckley worked as chief medical and surgical officer for a missionary hospital in the north of Kenya in the late 1980's for two years. He did a year-long diploma in Dermatology in the University Of Wales College Of Medicine in Cardiff in 1990. Dr Buckley established Kerry Skin Clinic  in Tralee in 2005. Together with two specially trained dermatology nurses and an aesthetician, Dr Buckley provides medical and surgical dermatology in addition to all the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology and skin laser treatments. Dr Buckley completed a two year training programme in aesthetic medicine with the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors in 2006. He is also a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology since 1990.


Nurse Mary Cullen-Sheehan:

Nurse Mary Cullen-Sheehan is specially trained in Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Tratments.


Nurse Catherine Doyle:

Nurse Catherine Doyle is trained in aesthetic dermatology and laser treatments.


Caroline O'Connor:

Caroline O'Connor is trained in aesthetic dermatology and laser treatments.


We are your skin health specialist.

We are the most westerly dermatology and laser clinic in Europe.

Kerry Skin Clinic is located in The Ashe Street Clinic, which is located in the centre of Tralee on the corner of Ashe Street & Church Street and opposite the Courthouse.

The Ashe Street Clinic was established in 1989 by Dr David Buckley. Initially the clinic started out with one Consulting room and one waiting/reception area. After various extensions, building programmes and renovations the Clinic now consists of 12 consulting rooms, two reception desks, two waiting rooms and a full time Practice Manager’s office. From its humble beginnings with one Doctor, (Dr. David Buckley) and no nurse or reception staff, the clinic has now grown and has a wide range of people working in the clinic, including:

  • Four Doctors
  • One Dentist
  • An audiologist
  • A Practice Nurses and a Dental Nurse
  • A Counsellor
  • A Diabetic nurse specialist
  • A Practice Manager
  • Five secretaries/receptionists


Click here to visit the Ashe Street Clinic web site.

We work with all major insurers

Irish Life Health
St Pauls

Dr. David Buckley is a member of the following professional organisations:

Primary Care Surgical Association

Primary Care Surgical Association

Association of Surgeons in Primary Care

Association of Surgeons in Primary Care

British Medical Laser Association

British Medical Laser Association

The Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland

The Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

International Society of Cryosurgery

International Society of Cryosurgery



The Ashe Street Clinic, Tralee, Co. Kerry

 066 712 5611

 066 712 2626