Car Chat with Dr Ciara Kelly


Ciara Kelly Photo by Gerry Mooney

Ciara Kelly
Photo by Gerry Mooney

We talk Cars with Operation Transformation’s Dr Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly is a GP, Broadcaster and award winning Columnist with the Sunday Independent. She is the Medical expert on RTE’s Operation Transformation & Newstalk’s The Right Hook. She is a Partner in The Carrig Clinic in Greystones and lives with her husband, four kids and giant dog

If you were a car what car would you be?  I’d like to be a Porsche 356 but I’m probably more of a Morris Minor

Petrol head or Sunday driver? I’d like to pretend I’m more Sunday driver than petrol head… Am I allowed do that?

Your current car – Love at first sight or just a means to get from A to B? I liked it the minute I saw it, not quite love at first sight but it is big and friendly looking reminds me of a Labrador

What does it say about you? It’s a Hyundai Santa Fe 7 seater so it says I’ve a lot of kids!

Do you have a favourite car gadget?  Coffee holder for my caffeine addiction

Who taught you to drive? My Dad in the car park of a supermarket.

What was your first car? My first car was a Peugeot 206,  it was a tiny banger I called “Bertrand”.

Whom do you most admire in your profession? I admire Dr Ronan Kavanagh a Consultant Rheumatologist and Dr Liam Farrell a Medical Columnist.  Both of whom have spoken so open and honestly about their own lives which I think is really brilliant for other Doctors and patients to hear.

What was your best career decision to date? Studying Medicine and  writing the first article for the Sunday Independent.

What is on your car stereo right now? The Pixies Sigma and Newstalk.

One item you couldn’t live without?   Tea bags

How do you relax? I sleep

Who is your hero?  William Wilde father of Oscar – for his eclectic and varied career and  Marie Curie.

Dream drive in dream location?
It would have to be a Porsche 356 convertible along the coast road from Côte d’Azur to Liguria.

Passenger you’d most like on a long journey? My Husband or if he was working Daniel Craig.

Passenger you’d least like? Donald Trump.

Describe yourself in one word? Willful

26th February, 2016


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