Clinic Locations

Contact Details

Kilkenny Clinic (Main Office)
Nutri Vive Nutrition Consultancy
No. 49 John Street


Kildare – Naas
The Vista Clinic
Ballymore Eustace Rd
Co. Kildare


Dolmen Medical Practice
Shamrock Plaza
Co. Carlow

Driving Directions & Parking Information:
Please see google maps


For Enquiries & Appointments:

Phone the secretary  (087)680 22 48

Mon- Fri     Anytime 9am – 5.30pm

About Us – Registered Dietitian & Clinical Nutritionist


Ellen Roche –  Registered Dietitian  & Consultant Nutritionist  MINDI  




We provide a professional nutrition advice service to assist clients of all ages who present with a vide variety of nutrition concerns.  Ellen has a special interest in helping clients to achieve weight loss, boost sports performance and to alleviate digestive disorders.  Our core aim is to always works with the client in a non-judgemental manner to achieve personal goals.

In 2011, Ellen was one of a very limited number of Irish Dietitians to attend Kings College London for advanced training with the new Low FODMAP diet (a highly effective nutritional treatment for bowel and digestive problems).

Ellen is currently an active member on the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) and Self Employed Dietitians Ireland. A keen interest in sports nutrition and is currently Team Dietitian to the Wexford Senior Hurling Team and The Waterford Ladies Senior Football Team.  Ellen has previously been the resident nutrition expert for The Today Show on RTE 1 Television for the 2014 series.  We provide a complete range of corporate services including workplace wellbeing seminars, educational talks on a variety of health issues, new product development support for entrepreneurial food businesses etc.  Ellen also works on behalf of Spar Ireland as their consultant nutritionist on all health product and diet related matters.


Professional Fees

Dietitian Consultation Fees


Standard Professional Fees
Initial Consultation  (1 hour)  €95
Follow up appointment where relevant (1/2 hour)  €50

Special Packages

Tummy Troubles / Food Intolerances FODMAP Plan €195
(includes 3 consultations over 3 months,personalised exclusion plan, reintroduction method, final review and the most up to date booklets with invaluable  local shopping information and recipes
Shape Up Weight Management (6 sessions over 20 weeks)  €345
1-1 tailored nutrition advice to help you lose weight, regain control over your eating habits, feel better and nourish your body from within with wholesome foods in the correct portions and optimal times.  Professional nutrition guidance to support you to achieve your personal health goals.

Health Insurance

As we are Registered Dietitians and Members of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, holders of private health insurance therefore usually receive a  €25 – €45 refund per consultation.

You can check your level of cover directly with VHI, Laya, Glo or Aviva Healthcare.   Health insurance also covers all of the packages listed above.

Important Notes:

Methods of payment:  Cash or cheque.
Always ensure you receive nutrition advice from a Dietitian who is registered with the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute and CORU
Tax Refunds: Fees may also be included on the MED.1 form to obtain tax relief.
Late Cancellation Fees:  Applicable if appointments are cancelled at short notice and not rebooked or in instances where an individual does not attend an appointment without providing any prior notification.

Directions to Clinics

Clinics located at Kilkenny,  Carlow & Kildare:



The Kilkenny Clinic (Main Office)  –  Now painted Blue  from 5th Nov 2017!!

Nutri Vive Nutrition Consultancy,  No. 49 John Street , Kilkenny

The clinic is located between Keane’s Pharmacy and Fallons Pharmacy on John St in Kilkenny city… half way between Langton’s Hotel and McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre.

Car Parking. There are several options for parking in KiIlkenny, all of which are all less than a one minute walk away from the clinic

  • Johns’ Green / Centra Supermarket
  • Opposite Johns Green (1 hour free parking)
  • In front of McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
  • Johns St: On street parking

Driving times:  

Waterford 30 mins,  Clonmel 45 mins, Portlaoise 60 mins, Enniscorthy 60 mins


The Kildare Clinic

Vista Primary Care, Ballymore Eustace Rd, Naas.

Directions to Naas Clinic:  Take exit 10 from the M7 motorway.

From south kildare, take exit 10 on the motorway, turn Right on the roundabout, crossing over the motorway. See below for route.

From dublin or north Kildare, take exit 10 on the motorway.

All routes:  Keep left on the road, at roundabout (called Bundle of Sticks roundabout), take 1st exit onto R445 which is signposted for Naas.
(Aldi is located on your right and there are a number of car garages on the left.)

Go through next roundabout and stay on road for approx 1/2 mile.
At traffic lights turn right (need to get in right lane here and it is signposted for South Ring.
Go through next  two roundabouts
Take 1st exit at next roundabout called the Ballymore Eustace Roundabout) onto R411.  Drive for 1/4 mile and Vista Primary Care is on the left. There is on street parking opposite the centre  and car park also behind the building.

The Carlow Clinic

Dolmen Medical Centre, The Atrium, Shamrock Plaza, Green Lane, Carlow.

The Atrium building is located beside Bank of  Ireland and Sam McCauleys Chemist. Enter the Atrium and take stairs or lift to the first floor, turn right and Dolmen Medical practice is at the end of the corridor on the right.

Directions to Carlow Clinic:

On M9 Dublin – Carlow motorway, take Exit No 5 (exit is for Carlow, Rosslare, Enniscorthy).  Follow signs for Carlow and drive for 1.5 miles approx.  Drive throught the first roundabout, go straight through the Tullow Rd Roundabout (beside Lidl), go straight through two “mini” roundabouts, drive under a railway bridge.  At the Staplestown Rd roundabout, drive through it then you will come to traffic lights at an intersection.  Turn right at the junction, Shamrock Plaza and parking is on your immediate left side.



Nutrition Talks & Group Seminars


Presentations & Seminars We Deliver

Our Dietitians are available to travel to your location and present to your groups on a topic of interest:


  • Talks to pupils
  • Parents and teachers at school AGM
  • Healthy eating for children / teenagers
  • Nutritious school lunchboxes
  • Sports nutrition
  • Career guidance


  • Team & Group Educational Talks
  • Hydration, Food for Sport, Sports Supplements
  • Food for Sport & Recovery


Group presentations are available on a topic of your choice e.g  Health Eating, Bone Health, Foods for Optimal Digestion, Energy Balance etc.

Examples of groups we have worked with in the past:

  • Active Retirement
  • Irish Country-womens Association
  • Mother & Toddler
  • Healthy Workplace

Examples of topics covered in various seminars:

Shift Workers

 Effects of shift work on the body (metabolism, digestion of food etc)
 How the timing of food choices is different  when working day / night shifts
 Striking the balance nutritionally
Energy & Focus at Work

 Discuss how nutrients affect the brain and cognitive function
 Specific foods to give a “natural lift”
 To snack or not to snack that is the question
 Balancing blood sugar levels throughout the day
 Maintenance of optimal hydration levels
Eating Well on a Budget

 Practical tips for eating a nutritionally balanced diet without breaking the bank
 Money saving meal and snack ideas
Fast meals for a Busy Lifestyle

 Working full-time and trying to strike a family or recreational balance can often be a challenge.
 In this talk, we discuss how to speed up the food preparation to allow more quality time with family and friends.  Lots of breakfast “on the go” options, snappy lunches and easy 15 minute dinner ideas which are not only healthy, but well balanced for those living life in the fast lane.
Food Allergies & Intolerances

 What’s the difference between allergies and intolerances?
 Diagnosis, prevalence etc
 Dietary treatment of food allergies, food chemical intolerances and food intolerances
 New dietary treatment options
Beauty from Within

 How to nourish the body from inside out to help achieve strong nails, shiny hair and glowing skin.
 Meal and snack ideas which ensure that you provide your body with the nourishment it needs to form the building blocks of healthy nails, smooth hair and radiant skin.
 Discover which specific vitamins and minerals are of benefit.
Active Retirement / Healthy Ageing

 Unearth how nutritional needs differ as we age from 50+.
 How to minimise sarcopenia (muscle loss associated with ageing) through dietary modification.
 Nutrition solutions for common issues e.g. bone health (osteoporosis), cardiovascular disease,  cancer prevention etc.
Achieving a Healthy Body Shape

• Focus on healthy eating specifically for Weight loss
• Popular diets – why these are short –term fads and can lead to yo yo dieting
• Body shape (waist circumference and % body fat)  V’s weight on the scales
• Weight loss pills and shakes – general safety and efficacy
• Mindfull eating techniques – HOW rather than WHAT we eat
Dietary Management of Specific Health Issues (separate talks)
 Osteoporosis & Bone Health
 Healthy Heart
 Coeliac Disease & Gluten Free Diet
 Cancer Prevention
 Arthritis
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Digestive Issues

Request a quote
 for an interactive seminar by completing the Contact form and include the name of your group, likely number of attendees, location and the topic of interest.

Irish Dietitians & Rugby Star launch the inaugural  Nourish Ireland Week 9th June 2014

(l-R) Richelle Flannagan President INDI, Aveen Bannon, Andrew Trimble, Ellen Roche and Ruth Charles

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