Marine Schirru

Blarney Osteopathic Clinic

With a passion for the human body since a young age, I discovered osteopathy while competing in athletics as a teenager. Since then, my interest in Osteopathy has continued to grow, prompting me to pursue my studies at the CEESO, an Osteopathic college in the beautiful city of Lyon, France, where I learned about Classical Osteopathy. Classical osteopathy is gentle, yet powerful and aims to restore balance and ease, therefore maintaining and encouraging optimum health for the patient. Classical Osteopathy focuses on good function, integration and free movement of the human anatomy.

During my third year of study, I moved to England and graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO). During my full-time master’s degree course, I was trained in various specialties, such as women’s health, pregnancy, babies and young adults, the headache and migraine clinic, and the
sports injury clinic. The ESO has been in existence for almost 70 years and is one of the leading osteopathic schools, with an impressive faculty of high calibre osteopathic lecturers. In 1989, the ESO was the first osteopathic school in Europe to offer a Paediatric clinic.

As a warm and enthusiastic osteopath, with a “patient-centred approach”, I love working as part of the Osteopathic team in Mallow, Blarney, and Fermoy Osteopathic Clinics. I am passionate and driven by osteopathy, and have a keen interest in further developing my Osteopathic skills and expertise. Currently, I am completing a postgraduate course in Paediatric Osteopathy at The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) in London. The OCC is a specialist Osteopathic charity that makes osteopathy an option for children and families, providing care for the community for over 25 years. This requires travelling to London every two weeks to work in the Children’s clinic in London.

Alongside my studies, I have also travelled solo to 20 different countries, gaining a newfound appreciation for diverse cultures and meeting people from all over the world. My future goal is to promote osteopathy worldwide and establish an association that can bring Osteopaths together from
around the world.

Throughout my life, I have participated in 20 different sports, including 12 years of ballet and 15 years of horse riding. The discipline required for sports has taught me invaluable lessons which I can apply in clinic, supporting patients with sporting goals. I enjoy staying fit and love going to the gym. I also enjoy Latin dance, especially bachata.

I chose to practise Osteopathy in Ireland to be closer to nature and have the opportunity to go on long hikes around the countryside. I am thoroughly enjoying all that Cork and Ireland has to offer. I appreciate the beautiful scenery and all its hidden gems that patients have told me about. The warm and welcoming Irish people, as well as the Irish heart full of kindness, drew me to this country. I am delighted to be part of the Osteopathic team and really enjoy working with Judith, Damien, and Margherita.

It would be my pleasure to welcome and treat you at the Mallow, Blarney, and Fermoy Osteopathic clinics.

Contact Details

Business Name: Blarney Osteopathic Clinic
Address: Ashdale House Blarney Cork
Osteopath : Marine Schirru
Phone: (021) 2348807

List of what we treat for:


  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Irritability
  • Plagiocephaly/Flat head
  • Torticollis
  • Feeding/Latch Issues
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Wind Issues
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Gut Issues


  • ENT Infections
  • Growing Pains
  • Constipation
  • Postural Problems
  • Glue Ear
  • Behaviour Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Night Terrors
  • Muscle Strains & Sprains
  • Asthma


  • Sporting Injuries
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Osgood -Schlatter Disease
  • Hip Impingement
  • Shin Splints
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hypermobility


  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck/Shoulder Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Hip/Knee Pain
  • Sciatica
  • PIVD/Disc Bulges
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Sinusitis


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Stiffness/Restrictions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Nerve Root Impingement
  • Facet Joint Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tendinitis

Pregnant Women:

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain
  • S.I.J. Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lower Back/Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Rib Pain
  • Reflux
  • Leg Cramps
  • Swollen Hands/Feet